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Wurtland in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

McConnell House Complex

 
 
McConnell House Complex Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
1. McConnell House Complex Marker, side one
Inscription.  John M. McConnell moved from Pennsylvania to Greenupsburg in 1813. Practiced law and served in Kentucky House in 1822-25, and Kentucky Senator in 1826-30. In 1831 he purchased 250 acres of land; built this Federal-style dwelling, another brick building for law office, a windmill, and several outbuildings. House listed on National Register of Historic Places.

John M. McConnell died in 1834 at the age of 43. In the 1850s, his law office was converted into one of the first private schoolhouses in Greenup County. Ameteck Inc. purchased house in 1989 and donated it with 1.06 acres to the Heritage Arts, Science, & Tourism Center in 1991.
 
Erected 2003 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways, and the Heritage Arts, Science & Tourism Center. (Marker Number 2128.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 33.111′ N, 82° 47.314′ W. Marker is in Wurtland, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker
McConnell House Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
2. McConnell House Complex Marker
is on Harris Road north of Wurtland Avenue, on the left when traveling north. It is just off U.S. 23 at its intersection with Industrial Parkway (Kentucky Route 67). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenup KY 41144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John M. McConnell House (a few steps from this marker); Steam Furnace / Iron made in Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Swigert (approx. half a mile away); Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Race Track (approx. 2.3 miles away); Caroline Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.4 miles away); E. K. Railway (approx. 2 miles away); Greenup “Town Fathers” (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the McConnell House. “The McConnell House is located just off of US 23 in Wurtland, Ky. Completed in 1834, by master craftsmen with the help of enslaved workers, it was only lived in by it's original owner for a few weeks before he passed away. The house was built as a four room farm house with several buildings sitting adjacent on the property including a coal house and a one room brick law office. The breathtaking woodwork inside of the house was acquired from an old hotel down the river quite a ways in Louisville, Ky and put to good use as it ornaments the interior of this Pre-Civil War Era home. The farm was a southern plantation
McConnell House, Law Office, and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
3. McConnell House, Law Office, and Marker
type of home which means that it was a part of the central issue that caused the United States to divide and that would ultimately plunge a split nation into a 5 year long horrific war. The house has switched hands several times through out the years and is now owned and operated by the Heritage Arts, Science and Tourism Center.” (Submitted on November 16, 2018.) 
 
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McConnell House, Wurtland Kentucky image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
4. McConnell House, Wurtland Kentucky
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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