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Welcome Friends,

The smokehouse doors are open wide with invitation allowing the aroma of Colonel Newsom's Aged Country Ham to enter your homes. Tucked away in the hills of Kentucky, Newsom's Old Mill Store recreates the ways of old-a tradition of service and quality, while featuring a product now considered a "lost art."

Since 1917, the Newsom family has maintained its same physical location in the rural town of Princeton. At one time, it was the only source for purchasing food items, garden seed and plants, and many other items for miles around. The historical setting of Newsom's Old Mill Store was the product of the Industrial Revolution. Dating to 1850, the building houses the retail store for Bill Newsom's Hams and other fine food products. Newsom's also occupies the adjacent Old Globe Tavern, built in 1838 and a thriving Main Street enterprise in the era when the Cherokee moved through Princeton with the Trail of Tears.

Having survived the many winds of change, Newsom's still stands as the symbol of a working tradition-heritage of tradition. Our fine, aged ham is known by many prominent connoisseurs of good taste, gaining its first acclaim by the Father of Gourmet Cooking, James Beard. The ham has been used by many fine chefs and count among the treasured archives, a letter from the late Julia Child to Col. Bill. In the modern arena, Newsom's Aged Ham reached further into the heritage of aged meats and was invited to participate in the Fifth World Congress of Dry Cured Hams and entered into a museum in Aracena, Spain. We consider our aged ham product an extension and representation of our authenticity and invite your visit to our country store of old, as well as your visit to our website which we hope you will find inviting. Thank you for your time and be sure to view our picture gallery to gain a flavor of what we are all about. We hope to be of service to you soon. Now......take a walk thru the past with us and view the remnants of the "lost art", Newsom's Aged Kentucky Country Hams.

Colonel Bill Newsom's Aged Kentucky Country Ham
Newsom's Old Mill Store
208 E. Main St.
Princeton, KY 42445

Customer Service

1-270-365-2482 during current store hours 10 am-4 pm CST Monday through Friday and 10 am-3 pm CST Saturday


Customs policy in many countries prohibit the entry of country hams. Phone us for information pretaining to possiblity of this entry. All APO addresses are permissable.

Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico will require 2nd Day Air service.

Please use street addresses only. P.O. Box orders are discouraged if possible.

Shipments of sausage and bacon may require that we ship by U.P.S. air service depending on travel time, hot temperatures and/or warm climates.

Most perishable orders will be shipped on Monday or Tuesday. Please refrigerate or freeze bacon or sausage immediately upon arrival.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE SHIPPING METHOD if we cannot reach the customer as the order is placed.

Please verify that mailing addresses for all gift recipients as well as your own appear completely, correctly, with residential or commercial selection accurate please, and are up to date when placing orders. We cannot guarantee shipments lost or spoiled due to inaccurate or out-of-date addresses provided to us.

Please enter your personal gift greeting in the space provided in the order form and how you would like it signed.

Occasionally a substitution may be made of an almost identical item if the item you chose is out of stock. We have made every effort to make sure that you, our valued customer receive what you have ordered. However, in the event that we do not have major items that you have requested, we will contact you by E-mail or phone. Our aim is to please you so do not be concerned about our handling of your order. 104 years of retail business has taught us to treat our customers right.

If you do not see an item that you are searching for, feel free to E-mail us or phone to see if we may have it. We are often noted for the source of hard-to-find items, particularly country foods sought by misplaced southerners.

All orders are secured for your protection.

Orders are usually processed and ready to ship to you within 48 hours unless the perishability of the item requires us to ship on a Monday or Tuesday. Please let us know if you have a time-sensitive need for our product.

Website orders are payable by Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. We cannot accept C.O.D. orders and do not accept other forms of electronic payment. For any shipping or shipping rate questions please phone us at 1-270-365-2482 (during store hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday).

Ways to order products from us include: On-line through this website, E-mail, U.S. Mail and Phone. Our website has been constructed to allow you easy access to us and to give you a sample of our unique store of old of which we are proud.

Shipping charges may be subject to change periodically.

UPS (United Parcel Service) is accessed automatically to electronically calculate real-time shipping charges on most items.

REFUNDS ... Available with the return of unused portion for incorrect shipping or damaged goods. Contact Nancy at 270-365-2482

PRIVACY ... E-Mail and Mailing Privacy: Newsom's Aged Kentucky Country Hams respects your right to privacy as our valued customer. Your e-mail address will be used only to inform you of changes to our website or news pertaining to our business or products. Rest assured that we do not make our e-mail or mailing list available to other companies.

Secure Online Ordering: All online transactions are handled with industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. When you enter your credit card number and personal information into the order form, it is transmitted across the Internet in an encrypted (scrambled) form, then decoded when it gets to us. This provides a secure shopping environment for you. We are all about protecting your confidentiality.

Correspondence and Comments: Through the years our mail order business has corresponded personally with many individuals. We invite your response also, so that we may continue to maintain the personalized business concept which began when the Newsom family opened the door to the public for the first time in 1917. Also, we are constantly searching for new ways to serve our customers better by your responses to us. Feel certain that we will not publish any address information that would divulge your privacy. Thank you. We always hope to be of utmost service to you with the best of products we have to offer.

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