Owings House / Thomas Dye Owings
Built 1811-14 for Colonel Thomas Dye Owings by Benjamin Latrobe, who redesigned the interior of the US Capitol after the British burned it, War of 1812. This house was a center of social life during early 1800's. Henry Clay, while US Sec. of State, attended a grand ball here. Reputedly, in 1814, someone posing as Prince Louis Philippe was a guest here.
Thomas Dye Owings
Came to Bath County in 1800 from Maryland. An early ironmaster, he operated the Bourbon Iron Works, Slate and Maria forges. Iron Works Pike, Owingsville to Lexington, built to haul iron from this area to the Bluegrass, there being no nearby river route. Owings was four times a state representative and a state senator, 1823-27. Town named for him, 1811.
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1193.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 8.667′ N, 83° 45.896′ W. Marker is in Owingsville, Kentucky, in Bath County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The Owings House now houses the Owingsville Bank. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath County (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Hood Birthplace (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bourbon Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away); Clear Creek Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 8.3 miles away); Unwind with Us (approx. 8.3 miles away); Joe Creason (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owingsville.
Also see . . . Thomas Deye Owings of Maryland, Kentucky, and Texas Frontier Iron-Smelterer and Military Hero. (Submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.