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Cedar Hall - Helm Place

 
 
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By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
1. Cedar Hall - Helm Place Marker
Inscription.  This antebellum Greek Revival Home was part of Bowman estate. Col. Abraham Bowman commanded 8th Va. Regt. in Revolution. Behind house was Todd's Station, built 1779 by Levi Todd, grandfather of Mary Todd Lincoln and Emilie Todd Helm. Mrs. Helm, wife of CSA Gen. Ben H. Helm, bought house in 1912. Later owned by Wm. H. Townsend, Lincoln authority. Listed on National Register, 1978
 
Erected 1986 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1783.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 38° 0.053′ N, 84° 35.419′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Bowman Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington KY 40510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Elkhorn Christian Church (approx. half a mile away); Keeneland
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By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
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(approx. 3 miles away); Kenton's Blue Hole (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lexington (approx. 3.8 miles away); Chaumiere des Prairies (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Lexington (approx. 4.1 miles away); Preston's Cave Spring (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pisgah Church (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Cedar Hall - Helm Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
3. Cedar Hall - Helm Place Marker
The house is privately owned and located up a rise and behind some trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,821 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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