|Plantation style fence with thicker cut stones, |
especially at the base.
|Overhead view of a Turnpike fence. |
Notice the void of sinkage in the center.
|20th century stone fence built with mortar |
and accented by a castle capstone motif.
As the snow begins to melt and the temperatures rise a bit, this is the best time of year to examine these agrarian works of art. It has been noted that even though the stone fences in the Bluegrass region are numerous, only 5% of the original number still stand. However, there are a few misconceptions about these fences that are also worth noting.
|Cross section of Plantation style fence.|
On previous Cox family land in Pendleton County.
|Creek bed in Pendleton County.|
|Limestone permeating the fields of Pendleton County.|
|Limestone layering just under the surface in Scott County.|