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

Grass Hills

 
 
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Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
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.
 
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other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sanders (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ghent (approx. 5.3 miles away); James Tandy Ellis (approx. 5.3 miles away); Switzerland Wine County – Winemaking in Vevay (approx. 5.9 miles away in Indiana); Detraz House (approx. 5.9 miles away in Indiana); Hall House - 1842 (approx. 5.9 miles away in Indiana); Roxy House - 1814 (approx. 6 miles away in Indiana); Stevens House (approx. 6 miles away in Indiana).
 
Grass Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. Grass Hills Marker
The underpass for I-71 can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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