Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Chittenden P. Lyon, Jr. House
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 37° 19.428′ N, 87° 29.897′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and Hall Street, on the right when traveling north on Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Union Street, Madisonville KY 42431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turner Ruby House (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlow's Stone Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hockersmith House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. ¼ mile away); County Named, 1806 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harvey-Bassett House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
Regarding Chittenden P. Lyon, Jr. House. From the National Register of Historic Places inventory-nomination form:
The Lyon house is one of the earliest surviving and most substantial residences in Madisonville, county seat of coal-rich Hopkins County in western Kentucky. It was built for Chittenden P. Lyon, Jr., scion of a family prominent in the area. Lyon (1829-63) although short-lived, was a prosperous merchant and built this mansion in 1857. From 1879 to 1900 it served as the residence and private school of Professor Hanson Boring and his wife. This school, which is thought to have been conducted at the equivalent of the present high school and junior college level, was probably the only institution of higher learning in Hopkins County at the time, and educationally advanced.
Also see . . . Chittenden P. Lyon, Jr. House. National Register of Historic Places inventory-nomination form. (Submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.