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 The [[towns|town]] of Constance is located along River Road (KY Route 8), which follows [[Boone County|Boone County'​s]] northern border. ​ Along with neighboring [[Taylorsport]],​ it lies on a narrow strip of land at the base of a steep bluff in the Taylorsport [[precincts|Precinct]]. The [[towns|town]] of Constance is located along River Road (KY Route 8), which follows [[Boone County|Boone County'​s]] northern border. ​ Along with neighboring [[Taylorsport]],​ it lies on a narrow strip of land at the base of a steep bluff in the Taylorsport [[precincts|Precinct]].
  
-{{ http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​2_121_constance_ferry.jpg?​300|Constance Ferry}} +{{ http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​2_121_constance_ferry.jpg?​350|Constance Ferry}} 
-Constance was founded around [[1800]] when [[George Anderson]] began operation a [[Anderson Ferry|ferry]] to western Cincinnati. ​ The Dry Creek-Mitchellsville Turnpike (KY Route 20) to the west connected the town with the interior of the county. ​ During the early 1800's large numbers of immigrants from Baden and Wurttenberg in southwestern Germany made their way to Constance, no doubt because the [[Ohio River|river]],​ with its steep, forested hills on either side, reminded them of their homeland in the Rhine Valley. ​ The name "​Constance,"​ which was chosen for the post office in [[1853]], is taken from a town on the Rhine. ​ As years passed they were joined by German families from Cincinnati.+Constance was founded around [[1800]] when George Anderson began operation a [[Anderson Ferry|ferry]] to western Cincinnati. ​ The Dry Creek-Mitchellsville Turnpike (KY Route 20) to the west connected the town with the interior of the county. ​ During the early 1800's large numbers of immigrants from Baden and Wurttenberg in southwestern Germany made their way to Constance, no doubt because the [[Ohio River|river]],​ with its steep, forested hills on either side, reminded them of their homeland in the Rhine Valley. ​ The name "​Constance,"​ which was chosen for the post office in [[1853]], is taken from a town on the Rhine. ​ As years passed they were joined by German families from Cincinnati.
  
 The small community included a store and post office, a blacksmith shop, a [[churches|church]],​ a tollhouse, and a large stone house that served as a [[taverns|tavern]]. ​ Herds of livestock were driven to the town and then ferried to Cincinnati stock yards. ​ By [[1880]] the town's population was 135. The small community included a store and post office, a blacksmith shop, a [[churches|church]],​ a tollhouse, and a large stone house that served as a [[taverns|tavern]]. ​ Herds of livestock were driven to the town and then ferried to Cincinnati stock yards. ​ By [[1880]] the town's population was 135.
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 ===== More Information ===== ===== More Information =====
   * [[http://​catalog.bcpl.org/​POLARIS/​view.aspx?​subject=Fusion Digital Collection, electronic photographs,​ Constance|Browse photographs]] from Constance   * [[http://​catalog.bcpl.org/​POLARIS/​view.aspx?​subject=Fusion Digital Collection, electronic photographs,​ Constance|Browse photographs]] from Constance
-  * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​ConstanceCem.pdf|Constance Cemetery Register]]//​.+  * //​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​ConstanceCem.pdf|Constance Cemetery Register]]//​
 ===== Related Topics ===== ===== Related Topics =====
   * [[Constance Cemetery]]   * [[Constance Cemetery]]
   * [[Towns]] in Boone County   * [[Towns]] in Boone County
 +  * [[Historic homes]]
  
 +==== Historic houses ====
   * [[Peeno-Frank House]], Constance   * [[Peeno-Frank House]], Constance
   * [[Adam and Emma Hempfling House]], Constance   * [[Adam and Emma Hempfling House]], Constance
constance.txt · Last modified: 2015/04/22 17:47 by jgregory