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Pewee Valley in Oldham County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pewee Valley

formerly "Smith's Station"

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 29, 2021
1. Pewee Valley Marker
Inscription.  Setting of famous "Little Colonel" and other fictional portrayals of life in Pewee Valley by Annie Fellows Johnston. Her stately home, "The Beeches," 1/2 mile N.W. Most prominent town founder was Henry S. Smith, 1802-83. A trustee of the town, he owned property, surveyed roads, and helped establish girls' college and Pewee Valley Cemetery.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 208.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 18.57′ N, 85° 29.335′ W. Marker is in Pewee Valley, Kentucky, in Oldham County. Marker is on La Grange Road (Kentucky Route 146), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 La Grange Road, Pewee Valley KY 40056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CSA Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Annie Fellows Johnston (approx.
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 29, 2021
2. Pewee Valley Marker
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0.3 miles away); Confederate Home Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Isaac Hite's Home / Isaac Hite (approx. 2.9 miles away); Berrytown Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Richard James Oglesby (approx. 3.4 miles away); Forest Public School (approx. 3½ miles away); Berrytown (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pewee Valley.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Beeches: The Lawton & Johnston Years. First of a series by the Pewee Valley Historical Society on the iconic mansion's history, from a national crowdfunding campaign financing its construction for a war hero's family to its massive daffodil gardens. (Submitted on June 2, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Henry Smith (December 4, 1802-March 3, 1883): City Father. Biography by the Pewee Valley Historical Society. (Submitted on June 2, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Annie Fellows Johnston image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division / Public domain, circa 1914
3. Annie Fellows Johnston
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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