sexton house 500

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (8/3/13) - Built back in 1870, the famous Sexton House lies on the corner of Maple Grove Cemetery in Russellville, Ky. It is the home for the cemetery's sexton, which is an old-fashioned term for caretaker.

Most residents of Russellville know the story about the Sexton House or the "Russellville Girl," whose true name is not known.

As legend has it, around the turn of the century, the daughter of the caretaker at the time was anxiously getting ready for her beau to pick her up and take her to a dance when a dangerous storm rolled in. According to folklore, she was so upset about the storm that she went to her bedroom window and cursed God. After doing so, she was struck by lighting and her image was forever burned into the window. For years and years, people would say that on a stormy day you could still see her reflection in the window. It was such a disturbance to the neighboring traffic, the window panes were painted over. However, her image was still seen, according to legend.

Today, the window is boarded up.

Amber Mena
SurfKY News
Photo Provided by Amber Mena
e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 16,643.01
-11.76 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 1,988.87
+1.21 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,828.33
+15.62 (0.32%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10923

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6088

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5014

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4548

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4155

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 15825

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10923

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 28, 2015 1472

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1301

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1108

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 960

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 28, 2015 915

Rep. Montell Proposes Bill to Stop Sweeping of…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 911

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 855

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 692

Kentucky High School Football Schedule

by Steve LeMaster
August 28, 2015 682

Rep. Gooch, Others Argue against Burden Caused by…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 658

TVA Seeks Input on Study for Closing Coal Ash…

by SurfKY News