Chilesburg was a Fayette county community located where the Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad crossed Cleveland Road (KY 1973). Chilesburg was originally located on the at the tavern of Richard Chiles on the road to Winchester, which at that time would have been what is now called Todds Road, about a mile south. A post office operated at the original location from about 1826 until 1830. The post office closed in 1954. The site was also known as Athens Station, for the town of Athens, located about four miles farther south on KY 1973.
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