Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in or just neat postcards

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Sexco!

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This is in Eastern Kentucky, west of Whitesburg.  There were several trucks there with this company name on them.  “Sexco” used to be a trademark of a telecommunications company, a provider of dial-up equipment, but the mark was abandoned in 2001.  Guess what the name is used for now.  Time’s up.  You got it.

Isom KY Post Office

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Kind of standing by itself beside a convenience store just off the highway, this post office designation dates from 1898.  It’s first postmaster was named Isom Sergent, but the story is (according to my Kentucky Placenames book, cited elsewhere) that the community was named after George Gideon Isom, an early settler.  The community is now known as The Stock Sale.  The post office is about 5.5 miles NW of Whitesburg KY.

Jeremiah KY

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The Post Office at Jeremiah KY, about 6 miles from Whitesburg.  Rennick (“Kentucky Place Names”) states that “Jeremiah” was Jeremiah P. Dixon, the first Postmaster in this area in 1884.  Rennick goes on to say that the man was known as “The Prophet”, because his middle name was actually “Prophet”.  He was named, of course, for the prophet, who is credited for “The Book of Lamentations”.  Long, mournful complaints are known as “jeremiads”.  I read that the Puritans loved them some jeremiads…

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