* Cynthiana Democrat, June 1896 - “Cynthiana is the county seat of Harrison County. The population of the county is about 19,000. Post offices in the county are Antioch Mills, Avena, Berry, Boyd, Branch, Breckenridge, Broadwell, Claysville, Colville, Connersville, Cynthiana, Dunaway, Havilandsville, Kelat, Lair, Leesburg, Leeslick, Oddville, Poindexter, Renaker, Robinson, Rutland, Selma, Shadynook, Smitsonville, Sunrise, Sylvandell, and Venus.” (Visit the museum to see a part of the old Sylvandell post office.)
* Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 17, 1944 - “Osmer Deming announced last Friday that he had purchased from Mrs. Bettie Stone, widow of Ben Stone, through her son, Richard W. Stone, the Home Ice Company plant of which Mr. Stone has been the manager since the death of his father several years ago. The price was not disclosed.” (Have you seen the Home Ice Plant and other ice items display at the museum? Do you know the Home Ice Plant’s location?)
* George Copper (1792-1830) - “October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The chestnuts, oaks, maples, and leaves of every name.”
* Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 18, 1930 - Cromwell’s Comments - “The naming of Belmont - I have learned that Abram Renaker suggested the name. Renaker once owned the farm, and when the new addition was projected, sold off some lots to create it...We find the word Belmont is the angelicized form of the French words -belle -mont - ‘beautiful mount.’ It is possible, therefore, that Renaker may have had this in mind...the name is still appropriate, Belmont being on high ground.”
The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, Walnut Street, is open on Friday and Saturday, l0 a.m. -5 p.m. No charge.