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Near Bloomfield in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ham Brown Log Cabin

 
 
Ham Brown Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
1. Ham Brown Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  Prior to the Civil War, Ham Brown was “a free man of color.” On May 21, 1866, he purchased the cabin in Bloomfield and it remained in his family until 1980. Ham, a shoemaker, and Adeline Brown had seven children. Vacant and in disrepair, the cabin was moved to Walnut Groves farm and restored in 1998. Cabin was built ca. 1850 as slave quarters.
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2249.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 21, 1866.
 
Location. 37° 55.498′ N, 85° 18.936′ W. Marker is near Bloomfield, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on Taylorsville Road (Kentucky Route 55), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 960 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield KY 40008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walnut Groves Farm (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Romantic 1825 Tragedy
The Ham Brown Log Cabin can be seen in distance on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. The Ham Brown Log Cabin can be seen in distance on right.
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Guerrilla Quantrill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Kincheloe's Station (approx. 4.9 miles away); Camp Charity (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Spy Who Saved the Union (approx. 7˝ miles away); County Named, 1824 (approx. 7˝ miles away); Spencer House (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomfield.
 
Vied of marker looking north on KY-55. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
3. Vied of marker looking north on KY-55.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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