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Taylorsville in Spencer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Spencer House

 
 
Spencer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
1. Spencer House Marker
Inscription.  This popular rest stop on the Louisville-Taylorsville stage route was famous hotel and tavern for many years. Built ca. 1838 by Frederick B. Mathis, this 20-room brick structure was later owned by Isaiah Yocum, Confederate veteran, who settled here after Civil War. For 58 years he and his wife Kate served guests, calling them to meals by bell atop the hotel.
 
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1833.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.866′ N, 85° 20.736′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, Kentucky, in Spencer County. Marker is on West Main Street east of Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 West Main Street, Taylorsville KY 40071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spy Who Saved the Union (approx. mile away); County Named, 1824
The Spencer House & Marker (now a funeral home). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. The Spencer House & Marker (now a funeral home).
(approx. mile away); Taylorsville (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Vaucluse" (approx. 2 miles away); Guerrilla Quantrill (approx. 4 miles away); James Morrison Heady (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ham Brown Log Cabin (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
 
Regarding Spencer House. In September of 1996, Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Inc., purchased the Spencer House at 52 West Main Street in Taylorsville. Built in 1836 by Frederick Mathis as a stage coach stop and later owned by George Kurtz, an early Spencer County undertaker, this venerable old place served as a hotel until the early 1930's when it was purchased by Charles Beard Foreman, and became the home of Foreman and Greenwell Funeral Home.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Spencer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
3. Spencer House Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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