The Harrison-Smith House

The Harrison-Smith House (HM1ESZ)

Location: Bardstown, KY 40004 Nelson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.524', W 85° 28.01'

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Circa 1795 & 1815

One of the oldest houses in Bardstown, the west side stone portion has to date from before 1795. On one side of the "settled lots," improved by Samuel Duncan under the lottery terms of settlement, it was the residence of both William Pope Duval and his brother-in-law, Dr. Burr Harrison after 1800. In the "Crayon Papers," author Washington Irving recorded the early experiences of Ralph Ringwood, based on the "real-life" adventures of young Duval. One famous incident, "The Stolen Kiss," which ultimately led to his marriage to Nancy Hynes, was believed by family members to have probably taken place at his home. William Pope Duval went on to become a famous lawyer and member of the Pleidas Club, famous for its renowned members. In 1822, Duval was appointed first Territorial Governor of Florida by President Monroe, reappointed under Adams and Jackson. After 1860, Dr. Alfred Smith practiced medicine here with an office on the west end of the house. His descendants continued in the home as residents through the year 2000.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 634960 N 4185701
Decimal Degrees37.80873333, -85.46683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.524', W 85° 28.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 31.44" N, 85° 28' 0.60" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-105 Court Square, Bardstown KY 40004, US
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