"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


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Flora Cliff Nature Preserve

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary is a 287-acre nature preserve located in the palisades region of the Kentucky River in southern Fayette County. The preserve is comprised of steep slopes, mixed hardwood forests, Kentucky River bottomlands, swiftly running tributary streams and limestone palisades. Of geological significance is a 61-foot surface deposit of travertine known as Elk Lick Falls.

Old Providence Church

Built in 1790 on Howard's Creek in Clark County. Attended by Daniel Boone and church where several relatives were baptized. United Baptists formed here. 

     The 'Old Stone Meeting House' on Howards Lower Creek, Clark County, Ky., is said to be the oldest church that is now in existence between the Alleghany and the Rocky Mountains. 

Built before the year 1796 by a colony of Baptists who came from Virginia. 

Colbyville Tavern

Built in 1820.  by Colby Taylor. Popular stage stop between Lexington and Winchester. Andrew Jackson stayed here in 1835.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Keene Springs Hotel

The Keene Springs Hotel is a rambling wood-frame, two-story Greek Revival-style building built in sections in 1841 by Mason Singleton, Jr. in the hamlet of Keene, nearNicholasvilleKentucky in Jessamine County. They owned and operated the hotel and tavern as a resort destination for the whitesulphur springs nearby. During the choleraepidemic of 1848-1849 and outbreaks in the early 1850s, residents of Lexington came to the hotel to try to escape the spread of disease. The Singletons operated the hotel until 1857, when they sold it to Alfred McTyre.

After the American Civil War, tourist travel decreased because of the poor economy. F.S. Wilson purchased the hotel in 1868 and operated it as a boarding house through the end of the century. In the 20th century until the 1960s, Wilson family descendants used the structure as a general store and residence.

The hotel is privately owned. A lessee operates a restaurant three days a week and is gradually restoring the building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1984.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Caveland built in 1797

Caveland built in 1797 by Richard Hickman and located off Athens-Boonesboro Road in Clark County. Member 1792 Constitutional Convention, State Senator and Lt. Governor.