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

Watts-Bell House

 
 
Watts-Bell House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. Watts-Bell House Marker
Inscription.  The Watts-Bell House circa 1816-1817, was built by William Watts for leading Danville merchant David Bell. Joshua Fry Bell, grandson of David Bell, grew up in this house. He became a distinguished lawyer and statesman, serving as a member of the Kentucky legislature, the United States Congress, and as Secretary of State under Governor Crittenden. In 1839, the Danville Literary and Social Club was formed here and is known today as the Anaconda Club, the oldest club of its type west of the Alleghenies.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 37° 38.716′ N, 84° 46.189′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker can be reached from East Walnut Street. Marker in Constitution Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 East Walnut Street, 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. Fisher’s Row (a few steps from this marker); Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brick Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John Gill Weisiger Memorial Park
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville (within shouting distance of this marker); First Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Jail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .  Joshua Fry Bell. (Submitted on August 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Watts-Bell House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Watts-Bell House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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