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Near Sanders in Carroll County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grass Hills

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
1. Grass Hills Marker
Inscription.  Home and family cemetery of Lewis Sanders, 1781-1861. House built 1819, on land wife inherited from Col. George Nicholas, key drafter of Kentucky Constitution and the first state Attorney General. Sanders organized first Kentucky fair on his farm in Fayette County, 1816. With Henry Clay, 1817, made the first importation of shorthorn cattle from England, west of Alleghenies.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1184.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.242′ N, 85° 0.782′ W. Marker is near Sanders, Kentucky, in Carroll County. Marker is on Ghent-Eagle Station Road south of Dividing Ridge Road (Kentucky Route 2984), on the left when traveling south. It is near the underpass under I-71 but there is no exit here. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 678 Ghent-Eagle Station Rd, Sanders KY 41083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sanders (approx. 3.8
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. Grass Hills Marker
The underpass for I-71 can be seen in the distance.
miles away); Ghent (approx. 5.3 miles away); James Tandy Ellis (approx. 5.3 miles away); Historical Site - Switzerland County Courthouse (approx. 6.1 miles away in Indiana); The Styles and Stories of Vevay's Buildings (approx. 6.1 miles away in Indiana); Switzerland County Courthouse (approx. 6.1 miles away in Indiana); Switzerland County World War I Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away in Indiana); Switzerland County Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away in Indiana).
 
Also see . . .  Filson Historical Society entry for the Kentucky State Fair. The Kentucky State Fair is one of the oldest fairs celebrated in the United States. Its beginning can be traced back to 1816 when Colonel Lewis Sanders of Fayette County, Kentucky (no known relation to Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame) organized the first fair in the Commonwealth. (Submitted on July 2, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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