“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Zachary Taylor Home

Zachary Taylor Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 23, 2016
1. Zachary Taylor Home Marker
Inscription.  Col. Richard Taylor of Va., veteran of French and Indian War and the Revolution, built original part of "Springfield" ca. 1790. Boyhood home of son "Old Rough and Ready" Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), veteran of 1812 and Black Hawk wars. Mex. War hero and 12th Pres. (1849-1850). Zachary's daughter Sarah Knox married Jefferson Davis, future CSA pres. Son Richard was Confed. Gen.
Erected 1989 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1849.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar of 1812War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
Location. 38° 16.764′ N, 85° 38.842′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Apache Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5608 Apache Road, Louisville KY 40207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Zachary Taylor Home
Zachary Taylor Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 23, 2016
2. Zachary Taylor Home Marker
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Locust Grove (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) (approx. half a mile away); George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove / Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Locust Grove (approx. one mile away); Early Jewish Congregations (approx. 1.2 miles away); Woodlawn Race Course (approx. 1˝ miles away); Early Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . .  Zachary Taylor - The White House. (Submitted on January 16, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Zachary Taylor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2016
3. Zachary Taylor
This 1848 portrait of Zachary Taylor by James Reid Lambdin hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Throughout his career as a professional soldier Zachary Taylor took no more than a passing, interest in politics. But his victories at the battles of Palo Alto, Monterrey, and Buena Vista during the Mexican War changed all of that. In their wake, this ‘rough and ready’ general became eminently ripe for elective office. Even if Taylor had wanted to, he perhaps could not have stopped the groundswell of determination within the Whig Party to elect him president in 1848.

Upon entering the White House, Taylor declared his intention to bring harmony to the Union. Yet his refusal to placate the South by allowing slavery in some of the new territories acquired during the Mexican war did quite the opposite. Within a year of Taylor's coming to office, the country seemed to be moving toward civil war. Only after his unexpected death in July 1850 did compromise on this divisive issue become possible.” — National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.   3. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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