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Address: 625 William Whitley Rd, Stanley, KY 40484-9770
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Picnic in the Park

Amazing local Historical site!! Favorite of local schools for field trips and family's for gatherings. Plenty of open area as well as a shelter for gathering the family to enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
David B
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Stanford, Kentucky
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Stanford, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing local Historical site!! Favorite of local schools for field trips and family's for gatherings. Plenty of open area as well as a shelter for gathering the family to enjoy a great day of fellowship.

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a remarkable old house about 12 miles south of Stanford, KY. It is a bit isolated considering there isn't any attractions, restaurants, etc. nearby. Nevertheless, this brick home was hand make in an era of no power tools in the wilderness. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is superb. This was built partially with slave labor, area craftsmen,... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This place is worth the drive. The house restoration was well done. The woman who took us on the tour was very knowledgeable and witty. It was a pure delight talking to her about what was going on in Kentucky when the Whitley family lived there. Take the time to check out Whitley house and then eat at the Blue... More 

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Crab Orchard, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Take a tour of the home, you will fell like the family is still there. After the tour, go to Past Time Café as it is the nearest restaurant.

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Cypress, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

William Whitley was actually my 5th great grandfather so a visit to his home was a must for me! However, if you enjoy visiting historic homes, you will also enjoy this state historic site immensely. It was not only the first brick home built west of the Alleghany Mountains and a silent witness to the early history of the Anglo-American... More 

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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

This small spot is worth an exploration into heart of Kentucky history. The Whitley family created a very unique and enduring piece of settlement history in this house. Friendly short tour of this home and nice grounds near Cedar Creek Lake (Stanford and Crab Orchard) is worth taking the byways to visit . Picnic areas available and ample parking .... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

William Whitley House State Historic Site is a park in Crab Orchard, Kentucky. It features the home of Kentucky pioneer William Whitley and his wife, sharpshooter Esther Whitley. The home was built as a fortress against Indian attacks sometime between 1787 and 1794. The house was made of brick, and marked a transition in the area from log cabins to... More 

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