Greensburg in Green County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson
Home of Union Gen. Edward Henry Hobson, the captor of Gen. John Hunt Morgan at Buffington Island, Ohio
The Federal style house was originally built for Hobson’s father, Capt. William Hobson, in 1823. The house is a brick one-and-one-a-half story structure with a central passage. Like many Federal style buildings in Kentucky, this house was updated to reflect the Greek Revival style of the antebellum period with the addition of the four columned portico and other details. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
This house was the home of Gen. Edward Hobson both before and after the Civil War. After the war, Hobson became a Republican. He was appointed collector of internal revenues for the fourth district by President Ulysses S. Grant and served as vice-president of the 1888 Republican National Convention. He was married to Kate Adair, a niece of Kentucky Governor John Adair.
Hobson House c. 1890
A view of the Hobson House with Gen. Hobson sitting in a chair in front. The identities of the women in the picture are unknown.
Topics and series. Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
Location. 37° 15.591′ N, 85° 29.956′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Kentucky, in Green County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Depot Street and Henry Street, on the right when traveling south on S. Depot Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensburg KY 42743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Generals (within shouting distance of this marker); Unique Father and Son (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Edward Henry Hobson (about 700 feet away); Greensburg Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Green County Architecture Heritage History (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (about 800 feet away); Green Countians Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green County, 1792 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensburg.
More about this marker. The marker includes portraits (left to right) of Edward H. Hobson, Gen. Hobson was prominent in post-war Republican politics in Kentucky and the nation; Katherine Hobson, 1830-1872, Gen. Hobson’s wife; William Hobson, Jr., 1789-1853, Gen. Hobson’s father; and Lucy Ann Kirtley Hobson, 1793-1831, Gen. Hobson’s mother.
The marker also includes the following:
Funded in part by the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Enhancement funding as administered by the Kentucky Department of Highways.
The John Hunt Morgan in Kentucky Trail is a project of the Kentucky Heartland Civil War Trails Commission.
This is just one of many sites along the John Hunt Morgan Trail. Brochures highlighting the entire trail are available at visitor information centers along the route.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.