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

Bray Place / Scoggan-Jones Horse Farm

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Bray Place Marker
Inscription.  
Bray Place
Major Samuel Bray surveyed here in 1779 & returned with his family in 1796. He built original two-story house ca. 1800. Bray served in the Ky. legislature in 1820. In 1851, former slaves Henry & Eliza Tevis bought 40 acres from Nancy Bray & estab. Petersburg-Newburg African American community. In 1862, Union troops camped near Beargrass Creek.
Presented by Friends of Bray Place

Scoggan-Jones Horse Farm
In 1888, George Scoggan founded a thoroughbred farm here, known for 1889 Derby favorite, Proctor Knott, & 1893 Ky. Derby winner, Lookout. His daughter, Mary, & her husband, Alonzo Jones, inherited & ran the farm, home to many race horses, until it was divided in the 1950s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Presented by Bashford Manor Bed & Breakfast.

 
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2435.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Scoggan-Jones Horse Farm Marker
topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & SettlersSportsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 12.279′ N, 85° 39.672′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Medford Lane and Bashford Manor Lane, on the right when traveling north on Medford Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2227 Bashford Manor Lane, Louisville KY 40218, 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. Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton / African American Jockey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bashford Manor (approx. half a mile away); The Brothers Speed — Joshua and James (approx. ¾ mile away); Abraham Lincoln & Farmington — 1841 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Farmington (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bowman Field (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hayfield (approx. 1.4 miles away); Forest Home Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Celebrating our history | Bray Place
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Bray Place / Scoggan-Jones Horse Farm Marker
. From the Courier Journal newspaper. Posted October 12, 2014. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Asset Detail | Bray Place (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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