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Near Paris in Bourbon County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Johnston's Inn

 
 
Johnston's Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
1. Johnston's Inn Marker
Inscription.  Robert Johnston, a Revolutionary War captain, was born in Virginia in 1749. He and his wife operated a tavern in their house here from 1796-1812. Located on what was the main road between Maysville and Lexington, this inn served stage and horseback passengers in its 30-foot tavern room with sleeping accommodations overhead. This house appears on first Ky. map of 1784.
 
Erected 1960 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1283.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
 
Location. 38° 13.267′ N, 84° 21.017′ W. Marker is near Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon County. Marker is on Georgetown Road (U.S. 460) east of Clay Kiser Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris KY 40361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centerville Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Frankfort & Cincinnati Railroad / The Depot Centreville - Stop 32
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Townsend Springs Farm (approx. 2.3 miles away); Silas Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bourbon Whiskey / Jacob Spears (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bourbon County Confederate Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Paris Cemetery Co. Inc. Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Johnston's Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
2. Johnston's Inn Marker
Johnston's Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
3. Johnston's Inn Marker
Johnston's Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
4. Johnston's Inn Marker
Johnston's Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
5. Johnston's Inn Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 728 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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