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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Middletown, Kentucky
Location of Middletown, Kentucky
► Jefferson County (262) ► Bullitt County (12) ► Hardin County (64) ► Oldham County (15) ► Shelby County (18) ► Spencer County (8) ► Clark County, Indiana (17) ► Floyd County, Indiana (19) ► Harrison County, Indiana (46)
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|The Davis Tavern, built in the early 1800's, was a principal stagecoach stop. Distinguished guests included Lafayette, Clay, and the Breckinridges. According to legend, Lafayette lost a ring under the tavern steps during an 1824 visit. Union . . . — — Map (db m161787) HM|
1908 - 1994
1950 - 1955
Tall and rangy, with the courtly manners of a southern gentleman, Governor Wetherby was described as an . . . — — Map (db m161793) HM|
|The Louisville and Frankfort Shortline railroad, which arrived in eastern Jefferson County through Hobbs Station (now Anchorage) in 1848, created a cluster of communities which would be known as Anchorage, Berrytown, and Griffytown.
Local . . . — — Map (db m161783) HM|
Lawrence Winchester Wetherby
A native of Middletown, Wetherby graduated from the University of Louisville Law School in 1929, and for 20 years practiced law & served the judiciary. He was elected lt. gov. in 1947 and governor in . . . — — Map (db m162242) HM|
|As early as 1787, the first settlers of Middletown came down the Ohio River in flatboats or over the mountains along wilderness trails.
They found gently rolling land covered by virgin forest. A beautiful stream meandered to the great Ohio River. . . . — — Map (db m161790) HM|
|Erected in honor of the men and women
who served and to the memory of those
who gave their lives in the Second World War
Adams, Robert E. • Ballou, Dexter • Baker, Minnie C. • Beard, M. David • Beauchamp, Sterling G. • Blair, Frank • . . . — — Map (db m161792) WM|
|Built in the late 1920's by J.W. Quesenberry, and later owned by Howard Wilson, the gas station sold Aetna Oil Company products. In 1936 the construction of U.S. 60 diverted automobile traffic and led to the end of the building's use as a gas . . . — — Map (db m161786) HM|
|In 1812, Revolutionary war
veteran Captain Benjamin
Head built Head House, one
of Kentucky's finest stone
houses. Legend holds that
the Head House once changed
hands as the result of a poker
game. Dr. Silas Witherbee
practiced medicine and . . . — — Map (db m161785) HM|
|Susan B. Davis of Boston, Massachusetts purchased the property from Lawrence Young in 1841, and it became the Davis Tavern. Dr. Luther Paris Wetherby, a young surgeon from New York, bought the tavern, married the granddaughter of the owner, Hattie . . . — — Map (db m161789) HM|