This history was written about Dycusburg in 1894.
The second largest town in Crittenden County is Dycusburg, and it is a town of no small importance, although the advent of the railroad has interfered materially in the shipping business, which was at one time a leading feature.
In its best days Dycusburg probably did more business than Marion, its location on the bank of the Cumberland river making it close to the marts of the world drew some of the best merchants the county ever had.
The native forest of that vicinity was first broken by a Mr. Seyester, on the farm now owned by the widow Brannum.
In 1833 J. W. Simpson built a rude warehouse below where the town now stands. In 1838 a brick warehouse and residence was built and other houses followed in rapid succession.
In 1848 the town was incorporated and business began to grow rapidly.
- Jackson & Cobb were selling good, buying and shipping tobacco
- Cobb & Cobb succeeded this firm
- Smith & Head carried on a big mercantile business in 1851
- David Moore & Bro.
- M. L. Smith
- J. N. Flanagan
- Wm. Bennett & Company
- T. T. Martin
- L. L. Level
- Cobb & Gellantley
- Pritchett & Cardin
- Wm Dycus and Dr. Graves are some of the names associated with the early history of the town.
Two neat church buildings, Methodist and Baptist, a commodious school house, some pretty residences, large tobacco and grain houses, large store rooms, filled with $8,000 and $10,000 stocks, all indicate continued prosperity.
A fine farming country on both sides of the Cumberland contribute to the material welfare of the town, and the town in turn affords the country the conveniences necessary for the well being of all well regulated households and hence a spirit of friendliness exists among the people.
A daily mail from Kuttawa supplies the town and it's quota of letters and papers.Among the men who add to the substantial worth of Dycusburg today are:
- Sam Cassidy
- J. H. Clifton
- the Yancey boys
- Eugene Brown
- Wm Mays
- F. B. Dycus, the Burks
- George Graves
- Dr. Graves
- William Hill
- Ed Ramage
- P. K. Cooksey
- Tom Yates
- Ab Henrty