Historic Locust Grove

Historic Locust Grove

Infobox_nrhp | name =Locust Grove
nrhp_type = nhl

caption = Croghan Mansion at Locust Grove
location= Louisville, Kentucky
lat_degrees = 38 | lat_minutes = 17 | lat_seconds = 13.40 | lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 85 | long_minutes = 39 | long_seconds = 42.90 | long_direction = W
area =
built =1790
architect= William Croghan
architecture= Georgian, Other
designated= June 23, 1986cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1097&ResourceType=Building
title=Locust Grove |accessdate=2008-02-23|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
added = March 11, 1971cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Local

Historic Locust Grove is a 55-acre 18th century farm site and National Historic Landmark situated in eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky (now a part of Louisville Metro). The site is presently owned by the Louisville Metro government, and operated as a historic interpretive site by Historic Locust Grove, Inc.

The main feature on the property is the ca. 1790 Georgian mansion that was the home of the Croghan family and gathering place for George Rogers Clark, Lewis and Clark, and U.S. Presidents. In addition to the mansion there is the Visitors Center that houses a gift shop, museum and meeting space.


The site was founded in 1790 by William Croghan and his wife Lucy Clark Croghan. Lucy was the sister of the younger William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the older George Rogers Clark, former surveying partner of William Croghan.

On November 8, 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, tracing their way back from the Pacific Ocean, arrived at Locust Grove to a homecoming where Lucy Clark Croghan and her family welcomed them back from their journey. Locust Grove became the only residence still in existence west of the Appalachian Mountains to have sheltered Lewis and Clark. In the Fall of 2006, Locust Grove commemorated the 200th anniversary of Lewis and Clark's return.

George Rogers Clark lived at the site in the final years of his life, from 1809 to 1818.

Following the death of William Croghan, the estate passed to John C. Croghan, notable for his purchase of Mammoth Cave in 1838.

In the winter of 1844, the farm was the site of the efforts of African-American slave Stephen Bishop to produce a map of Mammoth Cave. The resulting map was published in 1845, and remained the most complete and accurate map of the period until modern survey techniques were applied in 1908. A significant epilogue to Bishop's story occurred in 1972, when a long-sought route connecting the caves of Flint Ridge and Mammoth Cave Ridge was discovered in an area which Bishop had mapped, but which had in the interim been almost completely flooded by the construction of a dam on the surface nearby: the area of the 20th Century connection route is shown on Bishop's 19th century map.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986.citation|title=PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Text/71000347.pdf National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Locust Grove] |32 KB|date=Undated |author=Stuart K. Johnson |publisher=National Park Service and PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Photos/71000347.pdf "Accompanying 3 photos, aerial and exterior, from 1971"] |32 KB]

It is located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane in Louisville.

ee also

*Farmington Historic Home
*List of attractions and events in Louisville, Kentucky
*List of parks in Louisville, Kentucky
*Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing


External links

* [http://www.locustgrove.org/ Official Locust Grove website]
* [http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/lewisandclark/loc.htm Locust Grove—Lewis and Clark Expedition: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.287078,-85.661924&spn=0.003,0.003&t=h Google Satellite Map]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Historic Locust Grove — 38° 17′ 14″ N 85° 39′ 43″ W / 38.2871, 85.6619 Le Historic L …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Locust Grove — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Locust Grove (Arkansas) Locust Grove (Georgia) Locust Grove (Indiana) Locust Grove (Clark County, Kentucky) Locust Grove (Pendleton County, Kentucky) Locust Grove (Maryland) Locust Grove (New …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Locust Grove — is the name of a number of places in the United States of America: *Locust Grove, Arkansas *Locust Grove, Georgia *Locust Grove, Indiana (extinct) *Locust Grove, Kentucky (three places): **Locust Grove in Clark County **Locust Grove in Pendleton… …   Wikipedia

  • Locust Grove, Kentucky — can refer to three different places:*Locust Grove in Clark County *Locust Grove in Pendleton County *Historic Locust Grove farm in Louisville, home of George Rogers Clark …   Wikipedia

  • Locust Grove (Dillwyn) — Vorderansicht auf Locust Grove Locust Grove ist ein historisches Wohnhaus zwischen Dillwyn und Buckingham, Virginia. Es wurde vor 1794 erbaut und ist durch seine Verbindung zu Peter Francisco als Peter Francisco House bekannt. Unter diesem Namen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Locust Grove (Samuel F. B. Morse House) — Infobox nrhp | name = Locust Grove nrhp type = nhl caption = House in 2007 location= Town of Poughkeepsie, NY nearest city = Poughkeepsie lat degrees = 41 lat minutes = 40 lat seconds = 23 lat direction = N long degrees = 73 long minutes = 55… …   Wikipedia

  • Grove, Virginia — Grove (also known locally as the Grove Community) is an unincorporated community in the southeastern portion of James City County in the Peninsula subregion of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia in the United States. Grove is located along a… …   Wikipedia

  • Farmington Historic Home — Infobox nrhp | name =Farmington nrhp type = caption = location= Louisville, Kentucky area = built =1815 1816 architect= Paul Skidmore, possibly based on a plan by Thomas Jefferson architecture= Federal added = October 18, 1972 governing body =… …   Wikipedia

  • National Historic Landmark — Historic Landmark auf Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmarks (NHL) sind Stätten in den Vereinigten Staaten, die vom Innenministerium als besonders bedeutend eingestuft wurden, weil sie Ort eines wichtigen Ereignisses der amerikanischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Jefferson County, Kentucky — Location of Jefferson County in Kentucky This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Jefferson County, Kentucky. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic… …   Wikipedia

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»