• Historic Merchants' Row

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    216 Buell Street,
    Perryville, KY 40468

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    Perryville's historic Merchants' Row is a series of original 1800s buildings with restaurant, gift shops, and museums in historic downtown Perryville. Fabric art depicting Perryville just before the read more
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      Perryville's historic Merchants' Row is a series of original 1800s buildings with restaurant, gift shops, and museums in historic downtown Perryville. Fabric art depicting Perryville just before the Civil War battle began is displayed in the Community Center. Picture it -- Perryville, Ky.1862. A bustling strip of mercantile buildings general stores, a post office, drug store and doctor's office; parents and children crossing the street; farmers loading wagons with supplies; the picture of a healthy, yet vibrant agrarian community. Substitute the wagons for cars and pave the roads.The picture of Perryville, Kentucky 2013 is not much different. The same quaint, wooden buildings continue to house a variety of consumer shops. The noise of children playing can still be heard along the Chaplin River, and the sight of local residents bustling along the street is still an everyday image. Merchants Row has long been a cornerstone of life in Perryville. Indeed, many of these buildings played a significant role in the aftermath of the Battle of Perryville. The unique blend of civilian and military stories found in this town makes Perryville's history standout nationally. In addition, Merchants Row is one of the only, intact 19th-century mercantile districts in the nation.

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