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

The Wetherby House

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. The Wetherby House Marker
Inscription.  Susan B. Davis of Boston, Massachusetts purchased the property from Lawrence Young in 1841, and it became the Davis Tavern. Dr. Luther Paris Wetherby, a young surgeon from New York, bought the tavern, married the granddaughter of the owner, Hattie Davis Brown in 1862. The west end was used for his medical office and the rest of the house became the family home. At his death, his 5 children: Henry Abel (1863), Susie (1865), Luther Paris, Jr. (1867), Samuel Davis (1869) and La Moille (1873) inherited the property and it remained in the family for 138 years. The Wetherby House was sold by May Wetherby Jones, his great-granddaughter and by Dr. Luther Wetherby Pearce, his great-grandson, to the City of Middletown in the year 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 38° 14.709′ N, 85° 32.227′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Old Shelbyville Road 0.1 miles south of Locust Road. Marker is on Middletown City Hall. Touch for map
The Wetherby House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. The Wetherby House Marker
Marker is left of the door on the right.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11803 Old Shelbyville Road, 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 Station (here, next to this marker); Davis Tavern (here, next to this marker); Lawrence Winchester Wetherby / Gov. Lawrence W. Wetherby (a few steps from this marker); Middletown Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gov. Lawrence Wetherby Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Benjamin Head House (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown's First Gas Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Griffytown (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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