Hunt-Morgan House

Hunt-Morgan House (HM1454)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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N 38° 3.009', W 84° 29.768'

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1814 Federal-style home, named Hopemont, retains original architectural features, including a cantilevered staircase & fanlight window. Saved from demolition by the Blue Grass Trust in 1955. Built by John Wesley Hunt (1773-1849), a philanthropist and the first millionaire west of the Allegheny Mountains. (Over)

Inherited by daughter, Henrietta Hunt Morgan, mother of Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864), known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy." Birthplace of John Wesley Hunt's great grandson, Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945), known as the "Father of Modern Genetics" and the first Kentuckian to win a Nobel Prize (1933). Update of original KY Historical Marker #3
HM NumberHM1454
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2365
Year Placed2011
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719699 N 4214339
Decimal Degrees38.05015000, -84.49613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.009', W 84° 29.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 0.54" N, 84° 29' 46.08" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 N Mill St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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