Scott County: Sadieville Historic District listed on National Register of Historic Places

October 1, 2013 

The Sadieville Historic District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country's official list of historically significant properties.

Sadieville's downtown historic district listing includes 49 contributing and 23 non-contributing buildings located on College, Main, Pike, Church, and Vine Streets, Cunningham Avenue, Gano Avenue and Johnson Alley.

Sadieville, formerly Big Eagle, was established in 1880 as a railroad town.

Early maps show that Sadieville was a booming town with a population of around 600 and several thriving businesses, including four general stores, a hotel, a mill, a blacksmith/carriage shop, a creamery and three saloons.

University of Louisville history professor Daniel Vivian and his class spent a year researching information and writing the nomination.

To read the entire National Register nomination, go to and click on National Register.

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