Georgetown, KY Attractions
Sadieville, once called “The Big Eagle” started out as a railroad town in 1880. Residents can enjoy tree-lined country roads, historic homes and the beautiful Eagle Creek.
The City of Sadieville was incorporated in the year 1880 and named for Mrs. Sadie Pack, one of the most highly honored citizens of Scott County. The city is built around Eagle Creek is on a railway that was once the greatest and most lucrative in the south. As a shipping point, Sadieville was, without a doubt, one of the best on the Southern Road. In 1904, there were 216 cars of stock, logs and tobacco shipped which amounted to thousands of dollars. Over $13,000 worth of rabbits , hides, produce, etc. were shipped by Sadieville merchants in 1904.
Sadieville was the largest market for shipping yearling mules and colts in the country, and the firm Burgess and Gano purchased most all of the mules and colts in Sadieville and from there they were shipped to many points in the state of Georgia. The young mules and colts would be kept in corrals out in the country, until three or four hundred of them had been delivered by the stock raisers and then drivers would each get on horseback in front, at the side, and in the rear of the drove, and drive them to the stockyards in Sadieville which was alongside the railroad tracks. Two or three men would always go along the road in advance, and notify the residents that the "mules were coming." They really raised a thick cloud of dust but at least the youngsters enjoyed it. Dust was at times as bad as a heavy fog.
The city is currently adding a public restroom facility to the police station at Pike Street Park/Trailhead. Plans are to make the park a trailhead/trail stop for outdoor recreation for northern Scott County. Other plans are to install a water hydration station and develop trails throughout Sadieville and the urban service boundary. Eventually the trails will tie into a regional non-motorized trail system for hikers, cyclists, horseback riders and water trails in Eagle Creek for kayaking and canoeing.
The city is also working on a plan to build a large gazebo at the park to be used for concerts and other events. There will also be trail signage and a message board installed as Sadieville continues to apply for grants and host fundraising events like the Sadie "Hill" Bike Tour that was a great success last October.