Photo of Stithton post office from "Turret" page C2, Thursday, July 9, 2009. "Photograph courtesy of the Patton Museum."
"The town of Stithton was included in land purchased by the government in June 1918 to establish Camp Knox, an artillery training center during World War I. Homes from the town were incorporated into the military cantonment and remained into the 1940s. The main post chapel is the only recognizable survivor of the town. During its heyday, Stithton boasted numerous businesses, including three banks, a large mill, hotels and boarding houses, general store, restaurants, a livery stable, and a tobacco warehouse, Located a mile west of the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike, it became a stop on the Illinois Central Railroad, which facilitated the shipment of thousands of goods to Louisville and elsewhere." From the "Turret" page C2, Thursday, July 9, 2009.
The barn on the Richard Stith farm in Stith Valley was originally from a farm around Stithton. After the original barn burned, Walter L. Scott brought the current barn from the Ft. Knox reservation in 1927. The barn was disassembled, loaded onto wagons and brought to Stith Valley, where it was reassembled. Bullet holes can still be seen in the structure where it was used for target practice at Ft. Knox.