General James Taylor Family Papers now available for research use

Do you know where Taylor Mill got its name from? Do you wonder who settled northern Kentucky in the late 18th century?  The General James Taylor Family Papers, now available for research, shed light on the area’s early land settlement by one of its most prominent settlers, General James Taylor, and his family.

Early plat of Newport, Kentucky

Early plat of Newport, Kentucky showing the Ohio and Licking Rivers.
Box 1, Folder 6, General James Taylor Family Papers, Eva G. Farris Special Collections, Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University.

The General James Taylor Family Papers contains material documenting land speculation and businesses in the northern Kentucky and southern Ohio region during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It also has records relating to founding of Newport, Kentucky. The papers illustrate the economic and demographic transformation of the Ohio River valley through land records such as deeds, grants, surveys, and plats.

A guide to the Taylor Family papers can be found at: http://archives.nku.edu/special_collections/collections/general_taylor/index.php.

Special Collections and Archives is located on the 1st floor of Steely Library in room 106. A map of Steely Library is located here: http://library.nku.edu/about_the_library/maps_and_parking/.

The reading room is open to the public for research Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please see http://archives.nku.edu/about_us/policies/ for visit procedures and use policies.

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Eva G. Farris Special Collections and Schlachter University Archives, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University
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