The Ghostly Legends of Vinegar Hill
Adapted with permission from Landmark Report, July 2005.
Before the establishment of Western Kentucky University on its hilltop campus, the area was known as "Vinegar Hill," a rocky, overgrown, unsavory and haunted place. In 1912, an elderly African-American resident of the neighboring community of Jonesville recounted its ghostly history to a local newspaper reporter.
Lynn E. Niedermeier. "The Ghostly Legends of Vinegar Hill" Landmark Report (2005).
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As this photo shows, even in the 1920s parts of Vinegar Hill were still wild, overgrown . . . and spooky. (WKU Archives photo)