Portal:Madison County Historical Society

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The history of Madison County is a rich and varied one and worthy of preservation.  Since 1891 the Madison County Historical Society has been dedicated to that purpose.  

The pages of Madison County's history are filled with colorful personalities and exciting events.  Not far from I-75 is the old frontier Wilderness Trail on which legendary Daniel Boone and other pioneers traveled to establish Fort Boonesborough in 1775. Madison County was the birthplace of Cassius M. Clay, Kit Carson, African American man-of-letters Henry Allen Laine, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Samuel Freeman Miller, women's rights leaders Laura Clay and Belle H. Bennett, and five Kentucky governors. 

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Lucien Griggs House One of the few antebellum Gothic Revival style dwellings in rural Madison County, the Griggs House, once the residence of a Waco postmaster, exhibits details of this style both inside and out. Three wall gables dominate the front facade, each one ornamented with lace-like bargeboard.
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Madison County Historical Society
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 397
Building address: College Hill Road (route 977)
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Richmond, Kentucky
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Madison County, Kentucky
State/province: Kentucky
Zip: 40476
Country: United States
Web site: http://www.madisonhistoryky.org
E-mail: chay3@roadrunner.com
Phone: 859-624-2760
Contact: Charles Hay , Director

Richmond Madison County

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