Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park
This historic one room schoolhouse was moved to the park and is available for educational tours and school groups.
Backstory and Context
In the early 1940s, leaders of the county recognized the need for a public recreational area. A committee was formed and local members donated a total of $14,5000 to purchase the farm of Paul McCoy. For their part, the McCoy family agreed to sell their land at a significant discount. They and other supporters were willing to make financial sacrifices so that the park would provide a space for the children of the county. They dedicated the park in 1947 in honor of the county's veterans of World War Two.