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-Located in Petersburg [[precincts|Precinct]] in hilly northwestern [[Boone County]], Idlewild (formerly called Gainsville) lies in the valley of [[Ashby Fork Creek]] between [[Bullittsburg]] and [[Petersburg]]. ​ The small [[towns|village]] grew up at the junction of the Burlington-Petersburg Turnpike (present KY Route 20), one of the oldest roads in the county, and Idlewild Road (KY 338), which ran parallel to the [[waterways|creek]]. ​ A tollhouse stood about one-quarter mile to the east.+Located in Petersburg [[precincts|Precinct]] in hilly northwestern [[Boone County]], Idlewild (formerly called Gainsville) lies in the valley of Ashby Fork Creek between [[Bullittsburg]] and [[Petersburg]]. ​ The small [[towns|village]] grew up at the junction of the Burlington-Petersburg Turnpike (present KY Route 20), one of the oldest roads in the county, and Idlewild Road (KY 338), which ran parallel to the [[waterways|creek]]. ​ A tollhouse stood about one-quarter mile to the east.
  
 As the name "​Gainesville"​ suggests, much of the land around Idlewild was owned by the large and influential [[Gaines family]], who built a series of imposing Greek Revival brick [[historic homes|residences]] in the [[1840s]]. ​ Other prominent area residents include the [[Piatt family|Piatt]],​ [[Kirtley family|Kirtley]],​ [[Terrill family|Terrill]],​ [[Grant family|Grant]] and [[Walton family|Walton]] families, who farmed large estates along the Petersburg Turnpike. As the name "​Gainesville"​ suggests, much of the land around Idlewild was owned by the large and influential [[Gaines family]], who built a series of imposing Greek Revival brick [[historic homes|residences]] in the [[1840s]]. ​ Other prominent area residents include the [[Piatt family|Piatt]],​ [[Kirtley family|Kirtley]],​ [[Terrill family|Terrill]],​ [[Grant family|Grant]] and [[Walton family|Walton]] families, who farmed large estates along the Petersburg Turnpike.
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