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

Locust Grove

1½ miles northwest

 
 
Locust Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Locust Grove Marker
Inscription.  Home of Gen. George Rogers Clark from 1809 until his death, 1818. Built by William and Lucy Clark Croghan about 1790. Visited by Presidents Monroe, Jackson, Taylor. Clark and his 175 frontiersmen defeated British-Indians during Revolution: won Northwest for U.S. He built first outpost at Falls of Ohio, 1778. Founder of Louisville.
 
Erected 2010 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 835.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 16.459′ N, 85° 38.74′ W. Marker is in Indian Hills, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Brownsboro Road (U.S. 42) and Blankenbaker Lane, on the right when traveling west on Brownsboro Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40207, 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. Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Locust Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Locust Grove Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) (approx. half a mile away); Woodlawn Race Course (approx. 1.1 miles away); George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove / Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Locust Grove (approx. 1.3 miles away); Early Jewish Congregations (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gilman's Point / St. Matthews (approx. 1½ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. About Locust Grove. From the historic site's website. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Asset Detail | Locust Grove. National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Locust Grove main house image. Click for full size.
By C. Bedford Crenshaw / WikiMedia Commons, April 11, 2009
3. Locust Grove main house
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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