No Destination: Tollgate House

Although no longer in existence, the historical marker for the “Tollgate House” sits at the Bourbon-Nicholas County line. According to the marker, 13 toll gates lay on the private road between Maysville and Lexington. The counties found that private enterprise was not best suited to operate the roads and they bought the turnpikes. Today, the marker sits along U.S. Highway 68. (A true microcosm of the development of roads and the highway system!)

A small cemetery sits near this historic marker. Somewhere near here, I made a wrong turn – thus beginning the day’s No Destination (even when I set out with a Destination, I end up with surprises).