LIBERTY HALL IN FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY

liberty hall frankfort, ky. Liberty Hall located at 202 Wilkinson Street in Frankfort, Kentucky is a museum well worth your time to visit.

Kentucky’s first United States Senator, John Brown, bought the property and historic site in downtown Frankfort in 1796. He began construction shortly afterwards on one of the earliest brick homes in this area.  The house was completed in 1804.  He named his home Liberty Hall.

Liberty Hall, in addition to the main house, had several other structures including a kitchen, laundry, smokehouse, privy, stables, carriage house, slave quarters and a boat landing. The house was occupied by Brown and his descendants until the 1930s.  It was opened as a museum in 1937.

The Browns were very social people and hosted such dignitaries as President James Monroe, Col. Zachary Taylor, Col. Andrew Jackson, Gen. Lafayette, Aaron Burr, William Harrison and Theodore Roosevelt.

The Grey Lady of Liberty Hall has haunted the grounds for many years.  Margaret Vick, an aunt of Mrs. Brown, came to Liberty Hall when one of the Browns children died to be of comfort to the family.  Margaret died of a heart attack in one of the bedrooms a few days after her arrival.  She seems to appear throughout the mansion dressed in gray.  Doors open and close, there are cold spots and strange lights.  People have spotted her looking out an upstairs window.   A curator took some pictures of a restoration project and in one picture there is an image of a woman coming down the stairs.

A Spanish opera star disappeared from the grounds in 1805 while staying at the Browns.  She was last seen walking near the river.  Her body was never found.  A dark-haired female ghost has been seen running through the grounds.

A soldier appears peering into the living room window on occasion.

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QUOTES ABOUT THE STATE OF KENTUCKY

Just a few quotes about the great state of Kentucky.

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Kentucky is the home to many great people.  We will do more famous quotes in the future about our state.

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DANIEL BOONE, SETTLER OF KENTUCKY, DIED 195 YEARS AGO TODAY

“Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise at the risk of my life and fortune.” ~ Daniel Boone

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Daniel Boone was an explorer, frontiersman, woodsman and loved Kentucky.

Daniel Boone was born near Reading, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 1734 and died 195 years ago today, September 26, 1820.  He died of natural causes in Missouri  2-1/2 months short of his 86th birthday.

Daniel Boone’s settlement of Kentucky and opening of the frontier is considered his greatest achievement.   He also served in the Virginia Legislature, the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution and  was the father of ten children.

Boone led a group of settlers through the mountains from Fort Watauga in Tennessee, carving the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland, and established Fort Boonesborough.  Boone brought his family to Kentucky in 1775.  He resided in his beloved Kentucky  till 1798, when in consequence of an imperfect legal title to the lands, which he had settled, he found himself dispossessed of his property.  Daniel and his wife, Rebecca moved to Missouri where Boone told people Kentucky had become too crowded for him.

Daniel Boone was buried next to Rebecca, who had died on March 18, 1813 in Missouri.  In 1845, the Boones’ remains were disinterred and reburied in Frankfort, Kentucky.

For more information on Daniel Boone check out these sites:  Fort Boonesborough  History Encyclopedia of World Biography-Daniel Boone

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KENTUCKY VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL HONORING HER FALLEN HEROES IN VIETNAM

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort, Kentucky is dedicated to the Kentuckians who died in the Vietnam war.  Vietnam War Memorial - CopyMy visit to this memorial was on a sunny Kentucky afternoon when you just want to get outside and do something.  The memorial is located in  a quiet, somber park-like setting with lots of room for parking and a beautiful view of the Kentucky capitol across the road.  There are deer all around and they don’t seem to mind visitors to the spot.  Capitol from Memorial - CopyThe sundial located in the middle of the memorial is elegant and amazing.  The  granite plaza of the Memorial contains the names of Kentucky’s 1103 citizens who died. Each name is located so the shadow of the sundial pointer touches each veteran’s name on the anniversary of his death. Thus, each individual is honored with a personal tribute. This is a very unique-one-of-a-kind memorial. If you enjoy history, you will love visiting this spot.  The tranquility, the incredible planning and unique design makes it such an interesting  place to visit.Veitnam Veterans Memorial2

Kentucky's Vietnam War Memorial

I have been to the memorial several times and it is never crowded unless there is a special event.  It will become one of your favorite places you have visited.  It is off the main highway and the views are lovely.  You will be totally fascinated with the architecture of this place and the serenity.  The fellow below even consented to pose for us on the way out!Deer - Copy - Copy

If you would like more information, please visit the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans website.

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