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

Conrad-Seaton House / Valentine Conrad Pottery

 
 
Conrad-Seaton House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Conrad-Seaton House Marker
Inscription.  
Conrad-Seaton House
Constructed in 3 phases, the oldest part of this Federal style house was built by Valentine Conrad in 1803. Ca. 1805-10, a two-story addition with two chimneys was built. In 1844, John & Mary Hikes Seaton bought the property and added the eastern bays in 1845. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
Sponsored by the City of Jeffersontown.

Valentine Conrad Pottery
By 1803, Valentine Conrad arrived in Jeffersontown & began producing decorated redware in variety of functional and decorative forms. Conrad, a farmer-potter, was very successful. His wares, made from local clays, were widely traded throughout the region. He & son, William, fired vessels in brick kilns on this site until ca. 1837.
Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society

 
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2432.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
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Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
 
Location. 38° 11.57′ N, 85° 34.05′ W. Marker is in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Watterson Trail and College Drive, on the right when traveling north on Watterson Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10320 Watterson Trail, Louisville KY 40299, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leatherman House (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Edward Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trainer and Jockey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Restoration Project (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stucky House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph Hite Family Cemetery at Mansfield (approx. 1.2 miles away); Christ Lutheran Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jeffersontown.
 
Also see . . .  Seaton House - Conrad Pottery. From city website. (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Valentine Conrad Pottery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Valentine Conrad Pottery Marker
 
 
Conrad-Seaton House / Valentine Conrad Pottery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Conrad-Seaton House / Valentine Conrad Pottery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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