West Point in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Ditto-Lansdale House / Civil War Hospital
This house was built by Abraham Ditto and his brother-in-law, Samuel Lansdale, in 1823. During the War Between the States, it served as a military hospital and in World War I, it was an army canteen.
Civil War Hospital
This house was built in 1823 as a Riverfront hotel. In the Civil War, it was used as a military hospital and in World War I it was used as a canteen by the troops from Camp Knox.
Location. 38° 0.036′ N, 85° 56.785′ W. Marker is in West Point, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and North 4th Street, on the left when traveling east on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 Elm Street, West Point KY 40177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. K&I Bank Building (a few steps from this marker); Sherman's Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Lincoln's Flatboat Trip (within shouting distance of this marker); Embarcadero (within shouting distance of this The Salt Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearman's Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Shields (1769-1809) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); L&N Turnpike (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
Also see . . .
1. Ditto-Lansdale House, 306 Elm Street – Built in 1823. (Submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. The Story Behind Kentucky’s Most Haunted House Will Give You Nightmares. (Submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. • War, US Civil • War, World I •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.