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Thursday, May 10, 2012

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.

4 comments:

L.M.Tea said...

Too bad no one is living there and/or keeping it up. Such a neat house.

Pocketspill said...

I'd like to talk to the current owner of this house. Do you know who that is? Do you have a GPS location for the house?

Steve Manning said...

I do not know the present owners name but there are Mexican workers living and working on the farm. The Woodford Co. PVA could probably tell you.

KMag said...

Steve, I have come a cross a book that apparently was given to a J.W. Hammond from William A. Wade, Moss House, Versailles Ky. The book dates back to 1904, but there are notes on the margins that date to the 1940's. I was searching for info about William A. Wade and found that he was a member of the American Saddle Horse Breeders in the 1920's. Would be familiar with this name? Thanks Ken M