Lost in Dover
Dover, Kentucky is a little hamlet that lies along the Ohio River in Mason County. I, honestly, cannot recall visiting Dover in my adult life. However, a couple of weeks ago, I found myself driving down its lonely streets.
Dover was once a booming city with factories, farms, businesses… but now, she is partially abandoned with very little activity of any sort in sight.
You can find a lot of really interesting tidbits about the history of Dover, here at NKY Views (http://www.nkyviews.com/mason/mason_dover.htm) a really awesome site that any northern Kentuckian should really enjoy.
Apparently my Berry family relatives resided in Dover prior to the Civil War, after which they lost all of their money and left me with no inheritance.
Wikipedia describes Dover as a 6th Class City, I’m not even sure what that means, but it doesn’t sound flattering at all.
Tornados seem to have had quite a penchant for the little town, leaving much of it lying in waste in 1968; I suppose that was the beginning of the end for the town.
There are 4 cemeteries in Dover, that I saw, but I only visited two of them, and am only including photos from one… the abandoned one. It is situated along KY Route #8 at its intersection with 1235. It is possibly the Pioneer Cemetery. It’s sad that the little cemetery sits all alone and unloved, there are some impressive stones there.
Without further ado, I give you Dover, Kentucky.