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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Crow Inn / John Crow

 
 
Old Crow Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. Old Crow Inn Marker
Inscription.  
Old Crow Inn
The oldest existing stone house in Kentucky, built 1784, is part of this building. The house has been enlarged and Doric pillars added. Land purchased from John Crow by James Wright, 1781. Next owner, Colonel Joshua Barbee, who built original house. In 180 years only three families have been owners. Adams family since 1899.

John Crow
Came to Harrodsburg in 1774 with James Harrod and his group of 32. Settled near here in 1776. Founded Crow's Station, 1782, which became the political and cultural capital for District of Kentucky when Supreme Court met there, 1783-85. John Crow sold to Walker Daniel, 1784, land on which he established Danville in 1788.
Presented by Joshua B. Adams
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1376.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
 
Location. 37° 

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38.459′ N, 84° 45.765′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on Stanford Avenue (Kentucky Route 150), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 471 Stanford Avenue, Danville KY 40422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John William Bate (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Willis Russell House / Craddock and Tardiveau (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Mary E. Britton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grayson's Tavern (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Grayson’s Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Jacobs Hall / John A. Jacobs, Sr. (1806-69) (approx. half a mile away); Brick Schoolhouse (approx. half a mile away); Watts-Bell House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Danville KY. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
John Crow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
2. John Crow Marker
Old Crow Inn / John Crow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
3. Old Crow Inn / John Crow Marker
Old Crow Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
4. Old Crow Inn
Old Crow Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
5. Old Crow Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,312 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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