La Grange in Oldham County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
James and Amanda Mount Home / J.C. Barnett Library and Archives
James and Amanda Mount Home. Built circa 1840, this restored four square home was originally home to James Mount (1796-1864) and wife, Amanda Malvina Railey Mount (1810-1888). Amanda was the first cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson. Family papers reveal aspects of Oldham County slavery including sales, escape attempts, and bounties offered.
J.C. Barnett Library and Archives. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Mount home became the J.C. Barnett Library & Archives in 1998. In 2016 it was placed in the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network for rare slave court records.
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Sponsored by Oldham County Tourism. (Marker Number 2536.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 N 2nd Ave, La Grange KY 40031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Berry Taylor of Spring Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel William Oldham (about 300 feet away); Oldham County, 1824 (about 300 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Funk Seminary Site (about 400 feet away); 104 East Main Street (about 500 feet away); A Masonic Leader (approx. 0.2 miles away); William T. Barbour House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.