Greenville in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
George Short House / George W. Short (1805-1863)
Built in 1841, this is one of the oldest homes in Greenville. Materials and its detailed interior woodwork came by flatboats from Cincinnati. George Short had the house built for Tabitha A. Brank in hopes she would marry him, but she refused. Tabitha was daughter of Ephraim M. Brank, hero in War of 1812. House listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1980.
George W. Short was a prominent businessman, tobacconist, and a state legislator in 1849. He never lived in the house nor did he ever marry. He gave the house to his sister, Susan Ann Short Harbin. Her children became active civic leaders and benefactors of the Harbin Memorial Library.
Hugh Alexander (Lex) Walters.
Erected 2004 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2155.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 12.208′ N, 87° 10.74′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Kentucky, in Muhlenberg County. Marker is on North Main Street ( Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 North Main Street, Greenville KY 42345, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Muhlenberg County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of New Orleans (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Greenville Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Muhlenberg Hero (approx. half a mile away); Jonathan E. Spilman (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the George Short House. (Submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.