Wurtland in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
McConnell House Complex
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
Location. 38° 33.111′ 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 (Submitted on November 16, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.