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Image 513 of Kentucky : a guide to the Bluegrass state

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A ·roUR 1 6 397 U At 10.2 m. is the junction with Pisgah Rd. Right on this road to the stone PISGAH Pnassvranmn Cmmcu (R), 0.7 nz., built V in 1812 and later remodeled in the Gothic Revival style. An early activity of this . congregation was the sponsorship of an academy from which Transylvania Univer- sity grew. i At 12.5 rn. is the junction with the Payne Mill Rd. Right on this road to Buck PoNr> (R), 1.2 m., the house built in 1784 by Col. Thomas Marshall, father of john Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, on land granted for services in the Revolutionary War. On a slight elevation at the end of an avenue, this dignified old log house weatherboarded, with a tall two- story pedimented portico, has been modernized in recent years and a one-story wing has been added to each side. At 1.9 m. on the Payne Mill Rd. is (R) the Tom or GEN. MARoUrs Carmizs, . a Revolutionary officer from Virginia, who designed and erected it for himself. This stone vault, with an opening in one side, is in a field on an elevation and sur- . rounded by young trees. Near by is a stone chimney, a REMNANT or rm: CAr.M1zs HoUsE, destroyed by nre 11*1 1937. General Calmes and Colonel Marshall settled across the road from each other on lands granted them at theclose of the Revo- lution. VERSAILLES, 14.1 m. (923 alt., 2,224 pop.), seat of Woodford County, was named by General Calmes for Versailles, France, as a V tribute to Louis XVI for his timely aid in the Revolutionary War. The town was established in 1792 on the lands of Hezekiah Briscoe, an in- fant, the title being vested in "a number of gentlemen landowners," ¢ among whom _was Gen. Marquis Calmes. The town site is a circle whose radius is 600 yards and whose center is the courthouse. On Main St. is the SITE or WA1·K1Ns TAVERN, a noted inn of early days kept by Henry Watkins, Henry C1ay’s stepfather. The old landmark burned down about 1932, being, at the time, considerably more than j 100 years old. MARGARET HALL (R), an Episcopal school for girls, is ' a fine example of the mansion of ante—bellum days. Near the eastern , edge of the campus is a monument to General Calmes. { Versailles is at the junction with US 62 (see Tour 14), the two routes ° are united for 1.3 miles. S At 26.4 m. is the junction with State 40 (see Tour 17). _ FRANKFORT, 29.1 m. (512 alt., 11,626 pop.) (see Frankfort). i Points of Interest: State Capitol, State Cemetery, Liberty Hall, and old houses. 2 · Frankfort is at the junction with State 35 (see T0nr 5) and State 40 - (sea Tour 17). f JUNIPER HILL (R), 30.7 rn., is a parklike estate of approximately V 200 acres. The house, almost entirely hidden from view by trees and 5 shrubs, is a large two-story stone structure. A low stone wall on the 3 estate follows the winding highway up the hill. 6 THISTELTON (L), 30.8 m., is better known as the old Taylor estate, " having been founded by E. H. Taylor, ]r., a distiller. The three-story frame house is an excellent example of Victorian elegance. Behind the

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