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

Clay Hill

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Clay Hill Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1814 by Beriah Magoffin, Sr. and his wife, Jane McAfee, on out-lot 40. It was the birthplace of Kentucky’s Civil War Governor Beriah Magoffin, Jr. and his equally successful siblings. In the Georgian style, the portico was added in 1845. Notable for its handsome Matthew P. Lowery doorway and woodwork.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.492′ N, 84° 50.566′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Beaumont Avenue 0.1 miles south of Mooreland Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 433 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. The Mother Town of Kentucky (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Magoffin / Mills / Gaither House (about 300 feet away); Early Gun Shop Site / Civil War Armorer
Clay Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Clay Hill Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Academy (about 400 feet away); United Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Harrodsburg Christian Church (about 600 feet away); Harrodsburg Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Tabler House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Beriah Magoffin. (Submitted on July 17, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
 
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 39 times since then and 6 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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Jan. 27, 2021