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Rowan County /Kentucky Foothills
Quilt Square Trail


Rowan County
Although Morehead is the county seat of Rowan County, 
other settlements were larger and more progressive 
in Rowan County's early history. Farmers was first called CrossRoads 
because it was situated where the road running parallel to the Licking River crossed the road running East and West.                
As early as 1792 settlers came to CrossRoads after receiving land grants from the U.S. 
Government. This quilt pattern has been chosen to commemorate the historical 
contribution of Farmers to Rowan County.
 
Another quilt square, which also forms part of the "Clothesline of Quilts" is located on a 
former tobacco and livestock barn, which had spring fed watering
troughs. The barn is behind the Ole Thyme Sweet Shop and Tea Room on US 60 west at 
Farmers and is owned by Jack and Joyce Williams. The name of this quilt is Circle of Love, 
which was  hand  stitched  by Clara Williams  for  her  son  Jack  Williams  in  1955.
There are also a couple of quilt squares located along the scenic CCC Trail (KY 3317). 
These are located near the CCC Trail Vineyard. 



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