Near Burlington in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Dinsmore Homestead
James and Martha Macomb Dinsmore moved from La. to raise their three daughters here. Completed in1842, the main house served as the center of a typical large, antebellum Boone Co. farm. tenants and slaves raised grains, grapes, sheep, and orchard produce for the Cincinnati market, while German immigrants made willow baskets. After the Civil War tobacco became the crop of choice. 2014 Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways 2420
After her parents and sisters died, Julia Dinsmore raised her nieces, preserved the home as a retreat for family & friends, and ran the farm for 54 years. She kept a journal of her life on the farm and became a published poet in 1910. After her death in 1926, the farm passed to her great-niece, Isabella Greenway, the first congresswoman from Az.
Erected 2014 by Boone County Historical Society, Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2420.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & SettlersKentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2014.
Location. 39° 0.014′ N, 84° 48.745′ W. Marker is near Burlington, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is on Brlngon Pike (Kentucky Route 18), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington KY 41005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fulton Burying Ground (approx. 2.7 miles away in Indiana); Barkshire Family (approx. 4.1 miles away in Indiana); A Historic Road Less Traveled (approx. 4.1 miles away in Indiana); Ohio County Court House (approx. 4.2 miles away in Indiana); Ohio County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Ohio County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away in Indiana); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away in Indiana); Lochry's Defeat (approx. 4.2 miles away in Indiana).
Additional keywords. Antebellum
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 1, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.