Elkton in Todd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South-Central)
House of the Loving Heart
Erected in 1927-28, this colonial revival mansion was built in memory of local resident Rebecca Wells Milliken, by her philanthropist daughter. Mary Louis Milliken and husband Samuel Canning Childs also built hospitals and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. Officially opened in April 1928 in an elaborate two-day celebration.
Milliken Memorial Community House is thought to be first privately donated house in America built for that purpose. In addition to providing suitable location for civic groups meet, the elaborate structure includes an auditorium, ballroom, & library, which was the first in Todd Co. Designed by Geo. Koyl of Marr & Holman Architects.
Erected 2010 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2334.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 48.609′ N, 87° 9.362′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Kentucky, in Todd County. Marker is on West Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 West Main Street, Elkton KY 42220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1819 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of U.S. Jurist (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green River Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bristow, The Soldier Birthplace/Bristow, The Lawyer (approx. 0.4 miles away); First RFD in Kentucky (approx. 8 miles away); Jefferson Davis' Salute to Kentucky (approx. 8.3 miles away); Jefferson Davis Birthplace (approx. 8.3 miles away); Zero Milestone Jefferson Davis Highway (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
Also see . . . Milliken Memorial Community House. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.