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Near Versailles in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Labrot & Graham Distillery

 
 
Labrot & Graham Distillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
1. Labrot & Graham Distillery Marker
Inscription.  One of Kentucky's oldest working distilleries was built on Grassy Springs Branch of Glenn's Creek by Elijah Pepper about 1812. His son, Oscar Pepper, later hired Dr. James Crow as master distiller. Crow perfected the art of bourbon making by introducing scientific methods. The Labrot & Graham Distillery succeeded Old Pepper's in 1878.
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Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society • Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1986.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 38° 8.211′ N, 84° 47.261′ W. Marker is near Versailles, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is at the intersection of Versailles Road/Frankfort Highway (U.S. 60) and Grassy Springs Road, on the right when traveling south on Versailles Road/Frankfort Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Versailles KY 40383, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millville Christian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Labrot & Graham Distillery (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Labrot & Graham Distillery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Buena Vista / Todd House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lexington & Ohio R.R. (approx. 3.9 miles away); Offutt-Cole Tavern (approx. 4.9 miles away); Vietnam – Grenada – Persian Gulf / Persian Gulf – Iraq – Afghanistan (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Also see . . .  Woodford Reserve. Wikipedia entry with history of the distillery, now operating as Woodford Reserve. (Submitted on August 1, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Labrot & Graham Distillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
2. Labrot & Graham Distillery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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