Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Buena Vista / Todd House
One-half mile south is the site of two-story frame house best known as the summer residence of Robert S. Todd (1791-1849), father of first lady Mary Todd Lincoln. The large family took refuge here from the heat and cholera of summertime in Lexington. As a child, Mary Todd Lincoln spent many summers here.
Presented by Cliff and Joan Howard.
Mary Todd Lincoln later brought her own sons on visits to her stepmother Elizabeth Humphreys. Sometimes the future president, Abraham Lincoln, was able to join them, traveling by rail to nearby Duckers Station. The house was razed in 1947. Only a remnant of the stone spring house remains. Over.
Presented by Todd and Lincoln Friends.
Erected 1999 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1997.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 10.999′ N, 84° 47.142′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Leestown Road (U.S. 421) and Hogan Drive, on the right when traveling east Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lexington & Ohio R.R. (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kentucky African American Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Kentucky's United States Colored Troops (approx. 3.2 miles away); Kentucky State University (approx. 4.2 miles away); Frankfort State Hospital And School Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon, USMC (approx. 4.4 miles away); Kentucky's State Mound (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Regarding Buena Vista / Todd House. Remains of the spring house are located on the grounds of a private golf course and are not visible from surrounding roads.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.