Sunday, November 23, 2008
Johnston Inn & Tavern Bourbon County
Johnston Inn is situated on US 460 in rural Bourbon County between Paris and Georgetown. In its heyday it was a busy tavern offering a respite for the weary traveller. It appeared on Filson's 1784 Map of Kentucky.
Robert Johnston, a Revolutionary War captain, was born in Virginia in 1749. He and his wife operated a tavern in their house here from 1796-1812. Located on what was the main road between Maysville and Lexington, this inn served stage and horseback passengers in its 30-foot tavern room with sleeping accommodations overhead.