"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, April 30, 2013

Maysville-Lexington Turnpike Toll House

Artist rendering of toll house located near Millersburg in Bourbon County

Monday, April 29, 2013

The John Brand House at Rosé Hill

1812 National Register B & B located at 461 North Limestone Street in Lexington.

Home is a Federal style with a Greek Revival portico built in 1837.

Brand moved to Kentucky in 1802 where he and John Wesley Hunt established a hemp factory.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

James Garrard Home- Mt Lebanon

Kentucky Governor's home in Bourbon County

Mount Lebanon, Residence Of Gov. Garrard, Near Paris, KY. 4 mi. north of Paris, home of James Garrard, 1749-1822, 2nd Governor of Ky., who is buried in the family graveyard nearby. Here met the first session of Bourbon County Court in 1786. Here the Governor's grand-daughter married a great-nephew of George Washington. The house, built of native stone, is still owned by descendents.")

1785 Peacock Road

Stone Castle- Bourbon County

Home of Jacob Spears on Clay-Kiser Road in Bourbon County. Spears was one of the first to produce Bourbon Whiskey in Kentucky. The second photo is of his stone warehouse where the whiskey was stored.

Claiborne Farms Townhouse in Paris

The Hancock family, owners of Claiborne Farms, used this home in town during winter. Located at 718 Pleasant Street in Paris, Bourbon County.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bryan's Station-Fayette County

"In honor of the women of Bryan's Station who on the 15th of August 1782 faced a savage host in ambush and with a heroic courage and a sublime self-sacrifice that will remain forever illustrious obtained from this spring the water that made possible the successful defense of that station."