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Barn Named Landmark
Mon March 19, 2012
Tobacco Barn Deemed Historic Landmark
The Kentucky Heritage Council has recognized a Calloway County tobacco barn as an area landmark. Built in the 1880s, the log frame barn was part of the Arnett Farm in the southwest of the county. A descendent of the family, Sam Arnett, told the Murray Ledger & Times that he sought historic recognition for the barn as a way to signify the cultural importance of tobacco in the region. Although tobacco barns are plentiful in the area, few have been the subject of artwork. J. C. Goodman, one of Arnett's cousins, used the Old Arnett Tobacco Barn in one of his paintings. The original work has been shown at local businesses, but prints and postcards of it have been sold around Kentucky and the nation.