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Middletown in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Benjamin Head House

 
 
The Benjamin Head House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. The Benjamin Head House Marker
Inscription.  In 1812, Revolutionary war veteran Captain Benjamin Head built Head House, one of Kentucky's finest stone houses. Legend holds that the Head House once changed hands as the result of a poker game. Dr. Silas Witherbee practiced medicine and made his residence at Head House for a number of years.

Listed on the National Register of Historical Places
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 38° 14.699′ N, 85° 32.49′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Harrison Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11601 Main Street, Louisville KY 40243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Middletown's First Gas Station (a few steps from this marker); Lawrence Winchester Wetherby / Gov. Lawrence W. Wetherby (approx. ¼ mile away); Davis Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); Gov. Lawrence Wetherby Statue (approx. ¼ mile away); The Wetherby House
The Benjamin Head House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. The Benjamin Head House Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Griffytown (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Head House. National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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