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Capt. Daniel Weisiger III / Weisiger House

 
 
Capt. Daniel Weisiger III Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
1. Capt. Daniel Weisiger III Marker
Inscription.  (side 1)
Capt. Daniel Weisiger III
1763-1829


Early Frankfort merchant, farmer, county clerk, city trustee, first postmaster, and host of Weisiger House. 1st Master of Hiram Masonic Lodge. He married Lucy Price and fathered 10 children, including Dr. Joseph Weisiger, first white male born in Frankfort. Grandfather of 3 Civil War generals. (Over)
Donated by Ann Gorin Prothro

(side 2)
Weisiger House
"at the sign of the Golden Eagle"


Tunstall's Tavern was enlarged to become Weisiger House, ca. 1790s. Social & political gathering place in Frankfort. On May 9, 1825, a grand ball was held to honor Gen. Layfayette. After Daniel's death, Lucy managed inn & stage stop for over a decade. City bought it in 1852 & built Capital Hotel here.
For Lucy Weisiger Wilson Gorin
 
Erected 2009 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2299.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1893.
 
Location. 38° 11.878′ N, 84° 52.574′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Ann Street (Kentucky Route 420) and West Main Street, on the left when traveling south on Ann Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Surveyed July 16, 1773 By Hancock Taylor (here, next to this marker); Hiram Lodge No. 4 F. & A.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Famous Old Weisiger House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in Frankfort (within shouting distance of this marker); The Frankfort Kentucky Reel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1864 Attack on Frankfort (about 400 feet away); Early Tunnel in Kentucky / Frankfort Union Station (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Weisiger House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
2. Weisiger House Marker
Ann St & W Main St image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
3. Ann St & W Main St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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