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Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Remarkable Kentucky Family

 
 
A Remarkable Kentucky Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
1. A Remarkable Kentucky Family Marker
Inscription. This village's first postmaster and a charter member of Munfordville Presbyterian Church, John Thompson Street Brown (1793-1875) is the forbear of a remarkable and internationally known Kentucky family. William and Hannah Street Brown settled 1,000 acres on Nolin River north of here in 1792. Their son, J.T.S. Brown, bought 435 acres, later called "Summer Lea," three miles west of here. After his marriage to Elizabeth Creel, daughter of Elijah and Ermine Creel, whose house off Old Street overlooks the river, he and his wife built the brick home north of the Creel house. Their third child, J.T.S. Brown, Jr., born here in 1829, married Emily Graham in 1856. After moving to Louisville, they returned many summers to the family retreat at "Summer Lea."
 
Erected 2008 by The Munfordville Tourism Commission.
 
Location. 37° 16.292′ N, 85° 53.405′ W. Marker is in Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 31W) south of Union Street (State Road 357), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in front of the Hart County courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hart County (a few steps from this
A Remarkable Kentucky Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
2. A Remarkable Kentucky Family Marker
Marker is the first one seen on the right in this view looking north along Dixie Hwy/Main Street toward Union.
marker); Munfordville in the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Hart County, 1819 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hart County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William Boone's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Glen Lily (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark and Family (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munfordville.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
J.T.S. and Elizabeth Brown House image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
3. J.T.S. and Elizabeth Brown House
Circa 1828, at the intersection of Old Street and River Road. Later occupied by Robert Munford.
Elijah & Ermine Embry Creel House image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
4. Elijah & Ermine Embry Creel House
Located 'next door' to the Brown House on River Road.
Elijah & Ermine Embry Creel House image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
5. Elijah & Ermine Embry Creel House
Property is posted as Private and No Trespassing.
Munfordville Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
6. Munfordville Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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