"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, December 21, 2010

Phillip's Folly-Maysville,Mason County, Kentucky

Phillips Folly - 227 Sutton St, Maysville. Built by William B. Phillips between 1828-1831.Phillips was the Second mayor of Maysville. Phillips traveled to New Orleans and won
enough money to finish the home.This home was possibly a stop on the Underground Railroad.

On March 2011, Ghost Adventures from the Travel Channel filmed at Phillips' Folly. The episode aired on Friday May 13th, 2011. It featured current owner and Underground Railroad historian, Jerry Gore. Phillips' Folly is said to be haunted by William B. Phillips and his dog, by a guest of the house who committed suicide while staying there and the ghosts of slaves who were tortured and murdered in a makeshift jail in the basement of the building.


steve oldfield said...

Dear Steve,
I am currently doing research on William B. Phillips for a graduate school course and a magazine article. Where did you read that he had hanged himself? I wasn't able to find an obituary but did read in several sources that he died in Louisville in 1842. Thank you, Steve Oldfield my cell is 859-307-1103. I am on a tight deadline and very much appreciate your feedback.

Emma said...

Really interesting....thank you :)

P Hughes said...

Didn't you have your office there at one time? Did you ever see or hear anything? Amazing how much history we have here in Kentucky.