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Mill Springs in Wayne County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

West-Metcalfe House

 
 
West-Metcalfe House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
1. West-Metcalfe House Marker
Inscription.  One mile south. First brick house in area. Built by Capt. Isaac West, Revolutionary soldier, who came here about 1798, received land grant in 1799, and built this house, in 1800, of bricks he made himself. Gen. Felix Zollicoffer, CSA, had headquarters here, 1861. Used as hospital after Battle of Mill Springs, 1862. Confederates buried then in family cemetery.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1275.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 55.036′ N, 84° 46.71′ W. Marker is in Mill Springs, Kentucky, in Wayne County. Marker is on Old Mill Springs Road 1.2 miles south of Kentucky Route 1275, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Mill Springs Road, Monticello KY 42633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The West-Metcalfe House (a few steps from this marker); Mill Springs (approx. one mile
The West-Metcalfe House & Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
2. The West-Metcalfe House & Marker.
away); Mill Springs and the Civil War (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Battle of Mill Springs (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Cumberland River (approx. 1.1 miles away); Home, Headquarters, Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away); Price's Meadow (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Noble Ellis Saves an Army (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mill Springs.
 
More about this marker. Warning: this Tour Stop is some 23 miles from the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitors Center near Nancy, KY, which is the beginning location for eight of the Tour Stops.
 
Regarding West-Metcalfe House. Thorough the efforts of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association, Joe Brent of Mudpuppy and Waterdog Inc., and Ed Wolfe of Hollow Woodworks, the 200-year-old home was completely restored in 2010.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Mill Springs website about the West-Metcalfe House. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
The West-Metcalfe House is on Stop #10 of the Mill Springs Battlefield Tour. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
3. The West-Metcalfe House is on Stop #10 of the Mill Springs Battlefield Tour.
Another nearby marker describing the West-Metcalfe House. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
4. Another nearby marker describing the West-Metcalfe House.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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