In 1855, John and Francis Marion Jones formed a partnership for selling goods at Myers Steam Mill on Beaver Creek in Barren County. A petition for a post office was granted in 1856 & name changed from Myers Mill to Coral Hill. Store was catalyst leading to a village that included homes, churches, a school, blacksmith, cobbler, & mill.
The Cumberland Trace Stage Line passed through Coral Hill twice daily, traveling northbound to Lexington and southbound to Nashville. The trip from Nashville to Lexington was approximately 214 miles, requiring seven days travel. Stage line was discontinued after the Civil War.