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

Hayfield

 
 
Hayfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
1. Hayfield Marker
Inscription.  This Greek Revival mansion was the home of world-renowned botanist Dr. Charles Wilkins Short from 1847 to 1863. Front section of Hayfield built by Col. George Hancock ca. 1834. Rear L-shaped part of house dated by some as late 1700s. Among the first property owners were Col. John Thruston, a trustee of Louisville, and David L. Ward, a prominent landowner.
 
Erected 1987 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1818.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 12.472′ N, 85° 41.153′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Bunker Hill Drive and Tyler Lane, on the right when traveling south on Bunker Hill Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1809 Tyler Lane, Louisville KY 40205, 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. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Trough Spring / Trough Spring (approx. 0.6
Hayfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
2. Hayfield Marker
miles away); Farmington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln & Farmington — 1841 (approx. one mile away); The Brothers Speed — Joshua and James (approx. one mile away); Bashford Manor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton / African American Jockey (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bray Place / Scoggan-Jones Horse Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Zachary Taylor (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Asset Detail | Hayfield (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Hayfield. From Historic Louisville Guide. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

3. Charles Wilkins Short (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Dr. Charles Wilkins Short (1794-1863) image. Click for full size.
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3. Dr. Charles Wilkins Short (1794-1863)
 
 
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 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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