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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Magoffin / Mills / Gaither House

 
 
Magoffin / Mills / Gaither House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Magoffin / Mills / Gaither House Marker
Inscription.  Built by Beriah Magoffin, Sr., Beriah Magoffin, Jr. and his wife Anne Shelby, granddaughter of Isaac Shelby, first governor of Kentucky, resided here after 1839. Later owned by Benjamin Mills noted gunsmith and commander of Harper’s Ferry at the time of John Brown’s famous raid. Purchased by M. R. Gaither in 1870, the family held title to the property for over a century.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.444′ N, 84° 50.59′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Beaumont Avenue 0.1 miles north of Dixie Manor, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 464 Beaumont Avenue, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clay Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tabler House (about 400 feet away); Early Gun Shop Site / Civil War Armorer
Magoffin / Mills / Gaither House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Magoffin / Mills / Gaither House Marker
(about 500 feet away); Poteet House (about 500 feet away); The Mother Town of Kentucky (about 500 feet away); VanArsdall / Sale House (about 600 feet away); The Academy (about 700 feet away); Dedman House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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