The B. F. White Home

The Benjamin Franklin White house was built around 1838 or earlier. White was the son of famed Clay County pioneer salt maker, Hugh White and his wife Catherine, who settled in Clay County in 1804. Son B. F., also a salt maker, died in 1855 after his salt boat capsized while transiting the dangerous "Narrows" on the South Fork of the Kentucky River just downriver from Oneida. The old house, a log structure beneath the weather boarding shown in the photo, remained in the White family for decades. It was most often associated with Judge Charles White in the Twentieth Century. It still stands on US 80 near the mouth of Lockards Creek.