"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


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Watkins Tavern in Versailles, Woodford County

Old Moss House Circa 1812- Woodford County

Also known as Moss Side. Placed on National Reister of Historic Places in 1979.

Located three miles south of Versailles on McCoun's Ferry Road.

Built between 1812-1816 by John and Elizabeth Watkins, step-father and mother of Henry Clay upon a 1000 acre tract on Griers Creek.After his mother's death Henry Clay purchased a one- third interest and later sold it to his step-father.

House is located on Moss Hill Farm and is unoccupied and in deteriorating condition.