Anthony Woodson Farm

Anthony Woodson Farm (HMQS0)

Location: Munfordville, KY 42765 Hart County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 15.422', W 85° 53.257'

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Battle of Munfordville

— September 14-17, 1862 —

Thomas Woodson received this farm as a land grant from Thomas Jefferson for service in the Revolutionary War. His son Anthony made his home on this site and developed a prosperous farmstead, considered one of the finest in the county. From his front porch he and his family could see the magnificent L&N Railroad bridge across the river.

That bridge would be Woodson's undoing. Drawn by the strategic importance of the bridge, military forces of both the Union and Confederate armies occupied Munfordville and Woodsonville continually throughout the war. During this military occupation, Anthony Woodson suffered great losses, as it was on his farm that the Battle of Rowlett's Station and the Battle of Munfordville were fought. His fertile earth was piled into fortifications, his barns and outbuildings were burned, his timber was leveled, and all his rail fences were taken for firewood. Unable to farm, Woodson had no means of income.

In 1864, the family filed a claim for war reparations from the Federal Government. Congress had passed act to reimburse loyal civilians for losses caused by the armies in battle and through occupation. Woodson's claim for $12,126.00 was at first disallowed because a witness described him as "a Southern man." Years later the family finally accepted $4,594.00 in settlement, in time to rebuild their house, which had recently burned. They used the money to rebuild their home using the same foundation and much the same design as the first. The Summer Kitchen at the rear of the house is original.
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Placed ByBattle for the Bridge Historic Preserve
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598643 N 4123966
Decimal Degrees37.25703333, -85.88761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.422', W 85° 53.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 25.32" N, 85° 53' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 370 Charlie Dowling Rd, Munfordville KY 42765, US
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