"Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.
Daniel Boone


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mill Ridge Farm-Lexington,Fayette County

Mill Ridge Farm is a 585-acre racing, breeding and sales consigning operation located near Lexington, Ky on Bowman Mill Road. Owned by Alice Chandler ,the daughter of Hal Price Headley, co-founder of Keeneland and the track's first president. She inherited the property on which Mill Ridge is situated when her father died in 1962. Her husband, Dr. John A. Chandler, is a native of South Africa and is racing manager for the North American division of Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms

Cedar Hall-Helm Place On Bowman Mill Road,Fayette County


This antebellum Greek Revival home was part of Bowman estate. Col. Abraham Bowman commanded 8th Va. Regt. in Revolution. Behind house was Todd's Station, built 1779 by Levi Todd, grandfather of Mary Todd Lincoln and Emilie Todd Helm. Mrs. Helm, wife of CSA Gen. Ben H. Helm, bought house, 1912. Later owned by William H. Townsend, Lincoln authority. Listed on National Register, 1978.

2575 Bowman's Mill Rd., Lexington, Fayette County Kentucky