Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson Historical

Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson Historical (HM1TSG)

Location: Greensburg, KY 42743 Green County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 15.638', W 85° 30.102'

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Home of Union Gen. Edward Henry Hobson, the captor of Gen. John Hunt Morgan at Buffington Island, Ohio

The Federal style house was originally built for Hobson's father, Capt. William Hobson, in 1823. The house is a brick one-and-one-a-half story structure with a central passage. Like many Federal style buildings in Kentucky, this house was updated to reflect the Greek Revival style of the antebellum period with the addition of the four columned portico and other details. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

This house was the home of Gen. Edward Hobson both before and after the Civil War. After the war, Hobson became a Republican. He was appointed collector of internal revenues for the fourth district by President Ulysses S. Grant and served as vice-president of the 1888 Republican National Convention. He was married to Kate Adair, a niece of Kentucky Governor John Adair.

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Hobson House c. 1890
A view of the Hobson House with Gen. Hobson sitting in a chair in front. The identities of the women in the picture are unknown.
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HM NumberHM1TSG
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Date Added Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 632860 N 4124837
Decimal Degrees37.26063333, -85.50170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.638', W 85° 30.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 38.28" N, 85° 30' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near KY-70, Greensburg KY 42743, US
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