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Glen Willis

 
 
Side A - - Glen Willis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
1. Side A - - Glen Willis Marker
Inscription.
Side A
Willis A. Lee, Jr., built a double two-story log house here in 1793. Tract of land on which the house stood was given to Lee by his uncle, Hancock Lee, founder of Leestown, the first settlement in Franklin County. In 1815 Lee erected a story and a half brick house, "Glen Willis," on same site and resided there until his death in 1824. See over.

Side B
In 1832 the Lee family sold "Glen Willis" to Humphrey Marshall, officer in Revolution, lawyer, extensive landowner, legislator, Federalist leader. In 1809 he fought a duel with Henry Clay over political differences. Marshall wrote one of the earliest histories of Kentucky. Died in 1841. House then bought and enlarged by Henry H. Murray.
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1444.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.603′ N, 84° 52.291′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on Wilkinson Blvd south of Frazer Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Side B - - Glen Willis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
2. Side B - - Glen Willis Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin County Hemp / Hemp in Kentucky (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Buffalo Trace (approx. mile away); Leestown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buffalo Trace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buffalo Trace Distillery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Locks and Dams (approx. half a mile away); Buffalo Trace Distillery - - Warehouse C (approx. half a mile away); Dry Stone Masonry in Kentucky (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Frankfort.
 
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Long View Side A - - Glen Willis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
3. Long View Side A - - Glen Willis Marker
Long View Side B - - Glen Willis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
4. Long View Side B - - Glen Willis Marker
900 Wilkinson Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
5. 900 Wilkinson Blvd
 
 
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