Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Liberty Hall / John Brown (1757-1837)
A National Historic Landmark
This Georgian mansion was begun 1796, by John Brown and named for Lexington, Virginia academy he attended. His wife Margaretta and Elizabeth Love began first Sunday School west of Alleghenies in garden. Guests have included James Monroe, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Jackson and General Lafayette. In 1937 property deeded to Liberty Hall, Incorporated. Over.
John Brown (1757-1837)
A member of Continental Congress and one of Kentucky's first two United States senators, 1792-1805, John Brown was in Revolutionary War under Washington and served as aide to Lafayette. After reading law with Thomas Jefferson, he came to Kentucky and purchased this square from Andrew Holmes. In 1799 John married Margaretta Mason of New York; brought her here, 1801.
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1653.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° 11.974′ N, 84° 52.863′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on Wilkinson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 Wilkinson Street, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garrard/Crittenden House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site Of Love House (about 400 feet away); Garden Hall (about 400 feet away); Bibb Burnley House (about 400 feet away); Crittenden House / An Eminent Statesman (about 500 feet away); Macklin House (about 500 feet away); First Methodist Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Also see . . .
1. Liberty Hall Historic Site. (Submitted on June 15, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky.)
2. John Brown - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on June 15, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.