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Point Leavell, Kentucky
Point Leavell, Kentucky

Point Leavell is in Garrard county about four miles southeast of Lancaster. It was named for one or both of John Y. Leavell and Louis Y. Leavell, brothers and local land owners. The Point Leavell post office opened in 1887 and closed in 1912.

Point Leavell was a station on the Rowland Branch of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which operated from 1868 to 1934. The branch extended from Fort Estill (just south of Richmond), to Lancaster, Rowland, and Stanford. The section from Lancaster to Rowland continued for a number of years beyond 1934. The branch was also known as the Old Henry, named for Henry Lammers, one of the engineers. There were several short tunnels on the branch – one east of Point Leavell, another near Buck Creek, and one at Silver Creek.

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