John Hampton House / Early Stone House

John Hampton House / Early Stone House (HMNSV)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 11.857', W 84° 52.484'

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John Hampton House

Earliest surviving stone house in city. Built before 1840, it is constructed of patterned river limestone with jack arches over windows and doors. The builder, John Hampton, was a tavern owner and operator in the county by 1818. His licenses extended into the 1820s. Several members of his family owned and operated his taverns.

Early Stone House
This house, built by John Hampton, was later the home of Col. Mason H. P. Williams, Franklin County sheriff. He entertained Judge John M. Elliott of Ky. Court of Appeals in this house the night before the judge's assassination across the street at the Capital Hotel, March 26, 1879. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHMNSV
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1688
Year Placed1981
Placed ByPresented by Mrs. Fred W. Burch
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686101 N 4229876
Decimal Degrees38.19761667, -84.87473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.857', W 84° 52.484'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 51.42" N, 84° 52' 29.04" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-105 W Main St, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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This market can be seen from the road. Parking is along the street.

Dec 30, 2014 at 11:57am PST by rbeers76

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