Auburn, Kentucky

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Auburn Retail Businesses
through the years


Retail in the 1870s
           1877 Business Directory - for Auburn & Rabbitsville Precincts
           1879 Business Directory - Auburn Precinct

           In 1905 Byron D. Williams came to Auburn, where he was engaged in the dry goods business for many years. Later, Mr. Williams bought the Auburn Telephone Company and had held an interest in coal mines at Mannington.

Source: The News Democrat - June 1951



Retail in the 1920s

Auburn Lumber Co. (1921 to 1931) Owned by C.A. Waddle & C. M. Lancaster
 Miss Cola Turner & Miss Irene Neal (September 1, 1925)

1920 Business Telephone Directory



Retail in the 1950s

Cox Variety Store (1951-2007)
      Richard Sr. & Martha Cox operated store from 1951
        Richard Sr. died in 1975 and Richard Jr. 'Dickie' Cox took over the business.
        Martha Cox died in the late 1990s
        Richard Jr. Cox died on October 14, 2007  



Retail in the 1960s


Arnett's Dry Goods
The Dollar Store:
The Dollar Store was located between the G. W. Davidson [1878] Bank and the Marian Theatre. Prior to the Dollar Store coming in - it was owned by Mr. & Mrs. Murray Forgy


Aull & Company (1885-1988) - 103 years in business








Service Industry:

Ice Plant
Livery Stable



  Auburn Hotels:

        Memories of Mrs. Katherine Vick about the Hotel on Main Street, Auburn (1989)

        Planter's Hotel


Census - Business Directories - Telephone Directories etc.

Census within Auburn Corporation Sept 27, 1870  - Professional/Business/Employment

Auburn Corporation - Census 1870 - Listed by Country of Birth and Trade

Auburn Corporation - Census 1870 - Listed by Occupation:

Auburn Corporation - 1870 Census - Head of Household Listed by Name

1877 Auburn Business Directory:

1879 Ky. State Gazetter

1920 Auburn Telephone Directory (Business Advertisements)

1931 Auburn Times Advertisements:


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