Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Right wing built, 1815, main part, 1819, by Ben Hardin, noted lawyer, statesman, member Kentucky Legislature and U.S. Congress. Hardin born in Penn., 1784; his daughter married John L. Helm, twice Ky. Governor and President L&N R.R. Their son Ben Hardin Helm, CSA Gen., born here, 1831, married Emilie Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of 16th U.S. President. Over.
General Leonidas Polk used this as headquarters during Confederate occupation of Bardstown. Barbecues here in the 1840's brought Henry Clay, Judge John Rowan and John J. Crittenden as speakers. Other notable visitors included Cassius M. Clay, Gen. William Preston, Felix Grundy, Jesse Bledsoe. In rear of place is site of famous Rowan-Chambers 1801 duel. Over.
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1101.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 S 5th St, Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One Room School House (approx. ¼ mile away); Bethlehem Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Joseph Cathedral / Diocese of Bardstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Talbott Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Harrison-Smith House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Successful Surgery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederates Here (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nelson County World War I, World War II, Korean War, & Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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