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Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Payne-Desha House / Joseph Desha (1768-1842)

 
 
Payne-Desha House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, December 15, 2015
1. Payne-Desha House Marker
Inscription.
Payne-Desha House
Built ca. 1814-15 by Robert Payne, a veteran of Battle of the Thames in War of 1812. Former Kentucky Governor Joseph Desha bought the Federal-style stone house in 1841. In late 19th century, Italianate alterations to exterior included porches and roof brackets. Inside, original staircase, arched hallway, and hand-carved mantels remain.

Presented by Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Shacklette, 1999

Joseph Desha (1768-1842)
A major general in War of 1812, Desha served in Kentucky House of Representatives (1797, 1799-1802), as state senator (1802-07), and in U.S. Congress (1807-19). His term as governor (1824-28) was marked by controversy. The Deshas retired to a Harrison County farm in 1828, then moved to this house 13 years later, where he died October 11, 1842.

Presented by Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Shacklette, 1999
 
Erected 1999 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2021.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.714′ N, 84° 33.805′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County
Joseph Desha (1768-1842) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, December 15, 2015
2. Joseph Desha (1768-1842) Marker
. Marker is at the intersection of Quail Run Drive and Kelly Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Quail Run Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Quail Run Drive, Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Royal Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scott County, 1792 (approx. mile away); Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (approx. mile away); Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) (approx. mile away); Remember the Raisin! (approx. mile away); The Beginnings of George Town (approx. mile away); Scott County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Desha - History of Kentucky Governors. (Submitted on December 16, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky.)
2. Joseph Desha - U.S. Congress Biographical Guide. (Submitted on December 16, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesPoliticsWar of 1812
 
Payne-Desha House image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, December 15, 2015
3. Payne-Desha House
Governor Joseph Desha image. Click for full size.
Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives
4. Governor Joseph Desha
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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