Holly Rood - Later known as Clark Mansion - is one of the most historic homes in Clark County. It's construction was started 1813 by James Clark (12th Governor of Kentucky) and followed simple lines of federal style architecture from his native Virgina. Upon completion in 1814, the new house was named Holly Rood for the home of Mrs. Clark's father. He had named his home in Virgina after the country estate of Mary, Queeen of Scots. The home is open to individual and group guided tours by special arrangements.