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Near Carlisle in Nicholas County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forest Retreat

 
 
Forest Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Forest Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1820 by Thomas Metcalfe, born Va. 1780, died 1855, buried here. Capt., War of 1812; member Congress 1819-28; Governor 1828-32; Ky. Senate 1834-38; U.S. Senate 1848-49, completing Crittenden's term. "Old Stone Hammer" laid the foundation, 1797, of Governor's Mansion, now used by Lieutenant Governor, and built Green County Courthouse, 1806, in use, 1964.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 660.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 20.144′ N, 84° 3.613′ W. Marker is near Carlisle, Kentucky, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Maysville Road (U.S. 68) 0.1 miles south of Old Paris Road (State Route 32), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4179 Maysville Road, Carlisle KY 40311, 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. Col. Daniel Boone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 / Nicholas County Benefactor
View of the Forest Retreat in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. View of the Forest Retreat in background.
(approx. 2.4 miles away); County Name's Sake (approx. 2.4 miles away); Carlisle Passenger Depot (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Concord Church (approx. 2 miles away); Mae Street Kidd (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pioneer Pursuit (approx. 7 miles away); Buffalo Trace (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .  Website of the Forest Retreat. (Submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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The view south on Maysville Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. The view south on Maysville Road.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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