“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

The Lafayette Hotel

Circa 1825

The Lafayette Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
1. The Lafayette Hotel Marker
Inscription. Black's Store and Tavern operated here on Lot #64 by 1820. Moses Black, the tavernkeeper, was also a noted coppersmith who signed his craft-work and had his copper-works in a log shop at the rear of the tavern. The new name for Black's Tavern became "Lafayette Hotel" in the summer of 1825, with the famous tour of Kentucky by the Marquis de Lafayette. The hero's welcome honored Lafayette for association with George Washington and his service to our nation during the American Revolution.
Location. 37° 48.616′ N, 85° 27.981′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on North 3rd Street (U.S. 31E/150), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is attached to the building where Bardstown Booksellers is located. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 North Third Street, Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitch Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benedict Joseph Flaget (about 300 feet away); Parc Billom (about 400 feet away); Successful Surgery (about 400 feet away); County Named, 1784 (about 400 feet away); Confederates Here/Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat in Kentucky (about 400 feet away); Twenty-Five Damned Yankees (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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