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Slaughters lies just west of US 41 and 9 1/2 miles east of Dixon. According to local tradition, it was named for Gustavus G. Slaughter, local storekeeper, who in 1855 won the right to name the new town and post office in a card game with his rival, blacksmith Frederick W. Stiman.

The post office was established as Slaughtersville on January 29, 1856, with Henry A. Prater, postmaster. Slaughter himself served as postmaster from 1860 to 1865 and was succeeded by Stiman.

Though the post office was renamed Slaughters in 1915, the town remained Slaughtersville from its incorporation in 1861 until 1967 when the Board on Geographic Names reversed an earlier decision and conformed to common usage and the present name of the post office.

Source: Robert M. Rennick's Kentucky Place Names
copyright 1984 University Press of Kentucky

(1987) "Dictionary of Places: Slaughters", Encyclopedia of Kentucky. New York, New York: Somerset Publishers. ISBN 0403099811.

Festivals & Events

Purple Opry House - Sebree
Downtown Main Street
Open Saturday Nights 6-9 pm


Dogwood Valley Trading Post - Clay

Places of Interest

County Historical Sites

Story of the Harp Brothers

County Historical Markers

County Civil War Sites

Parker Warner Historic Museum - Collection of photography, memorabilia, written & oral history. 500 S Broadway St., Providence 270-667-5022

Webster County Genealogy Society - located at the Webster County Courthouse in Dixon

Sports & Outdoors

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