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Springfield in Washington County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

House of History

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. House of History Marker
Inscription. Built on part of Matthew Walton's land used to establish Springfield. Deeded, 1817, to John Thompson by town trustees. Bought same year by John Bainbridge, who operated a tavern there. Sold in 1830 to D.H. Spears, noted silversmith. Later owned by James Calhoun, who boasted he cast only vote for Lincoln tallied in county, 1860. Named Ky. Landmark House in 1969.
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1446.)
 
Location. 37° 41.151′ N, 85° 13.187′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Kentucky, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and East High Street, on the right when traveling north on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield KY 40069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Pope, 1770-1845 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Head Homesite (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan in Springfield (about 500 feet away); On Civil War Routes (about 500 feet away); Felix Grundy (1777 - 1840)
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By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. House of History Marker
(about 600 feet away); Busy Day In Springfield (about 600 feet away); Washington County (about 600 feet away); Ben Hardin, 1784-1852. ← Grave (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
3. House of History Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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