Wood H. Hamilton, born in 1849, was once prominent in the Gallatin business community. He owned about 12 of the business buildings on the square, including the Woodruff Hotel, the Odd Fellows Building (which burned in 1922). He served as an alderman or Gallatin mayor for many years. One of the building on the east side of the business square still bears his family name. (1916)

Wood H. Hamilton (1916 photo)

Woodruff Hotel building on the south side of the Gallatin business square, shown in this 1907 post card. Businesses shown include Harding’s Big Racket, Woodruff Hotel, and Henry’s Meat Market.

McClelland’s Supply once operated from the Hamilton Building on the east side of the Gallatin business square.