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

Beechland

 
 
Beechland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Beechland Marker
Inscription.  On June 17, 1835, the daughter of Zachary Taylor, Sarah Knox, married Jefferson Davis in the house that originally stood on this site. The home was owned by Zachary Taylor's sister. Soon after their marriage, while visiting Davis' relatives in Louisiana, the couple contracted malaria. In September of that year, the young bride died. The present house built ca. 1870.
 
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1744.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 15.648′ N, 85° 41.226′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Rebel Road north of Brownsboro Road (U.S. 42), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Rebel Rd, Louisville KY 40206, 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. The Fair Grounds 1853-73 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse
Beechland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Beechland Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. half a mile away); Mockingbird Valley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Frances of Rome Church / Catholic & Clifton History (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Frances of Rome School / Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (approx. 1.2 miles away); Spring Fort Built Before 1782 (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
 
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 47 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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