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Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Froman’s Road and Station / McGee’s Stone Castle

 
 
Froman’s Road and Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 14, 2014
1. Froman’s Road and Station Marker
Inscription.
Froman’s Road and Station

One mile to the northwest, Paul Froman, grandson of pioneer Joist Hite, cut his wagon road in 1781 from the Salt River stations near Bullitt’s Lick to his new station (1782) on the east side of Froman’s Creek. First improved road south of Towne branch of Salt. New fort sped settlement of central Nelson County.

McGee’s Stone Castle

Paul Froman’s in-laws, Thomas, John, and Patrick McGee, jointly acquired the 1000-acre Froman claim. Patrick McGee, mason, hunter, land-locator, salt-maker, ferry and tavern operator, built Stone Castle beside Froman’s Station before 1790. One of first stone houses built after settlement of central Kentucky.
Given by McGee Families & Cox's Station DAR.

 
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2168.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 52.431′ N, 85° 28.059′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisville Road (U.S. 150) and Sullivan Lane, on the right when traveling south on Louisville
McGee’s Stone Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 14, 2014
2. McGee’s Stone Castle Marker
Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cox's Station (approx. one mile away); An Early Turnpike / Mile Stones, ca. 1835 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Nazareth College (approx. 1.9 miles away); Civil War in Bardstown (approx. 2.1 miles away); My Old Kentucky Home (approx. 4 miles away); Salem Academy (approx. 4.1 miles away); Twenty-Five Damned Yankees (approx. 4.3 miles away); Wickland (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bardstown.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Louisville Rd & Sullivan Ln (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 14, 2014
3. Louisville Rd & Sullivan Ln (facing south)
Louisville Rd & Sullivan Ln (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 14, 2014
4. Louisville Rd & Sullivan Ln (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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