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Shawhan, Kentucky
Shawhan, Kentucky

Shawhan is a Bourbon county community on what was once the Covington and Lexington Railroad on Stoner Creek about five miles north of Paris. The locale was originally known as Townsend, named for Townsend Creek, which was named for John Townsend. The station and post office were known as Lilley's Station, named for George Lilley, the postmaster. In 1857 they were both renamed Shawhan to honor pioneer Daniel Shawhan.

The Townsend post office opened in 1854, moved to the new tracks the next year, and was renamed Lilley's Station. It was renamed Shawhan in 1857. The post office closed in 1955.

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