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Yoder in Spencer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

"Vaucluse"

 
 
"Vaucluse" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
1. "Vaucluse" Marker
Inscription.  House built by Jacob Yoder ca. 1806 and known as "Beechland" until his death. This Rev. War soldier and Indian fighter left Fort Redstone (Pa.), 1782, on first flatboat to descend Mississippi River. Yoder arrived in New Orleans with cargo of produce. He bought hides and furs to sell in Baltimore. Buried on farm, 1832. Listed on National Register of Historic Places, 1976.
 
Erected 1981 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1699.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 38° 3.598′ N, 85° 20.654′ W. Marker is in Yoder, Kentucky, in Spencer County. Marker is on Shelbyville Road (Kentucky Route 55) south of Yoder Station Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1981 Shelbyville Road, Taylorsville KY 40071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taylorsville (approx. 1˝ miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 2 miles away); Spencer House (approx. 2 miles away); The Spy Who Saved the Union (approx. 2.1 miles away); County Named, 1824 (approx. 2.1 miles away); James Morrison Heady (approx. 2.9 miles away); Guerrilla Quantrill (approx. 6.3 miles away); Original Site of St. Michael's Parish (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Jacob Yoder. (Submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Looking north from the marker to Yoder Station Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. Looking north from the marker to Yoder Station Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 208 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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