The Kentucky Soldiers' Home

The Kentucky Soldiers' Home (HM1YR3)

Location: Prospect, KY 40059 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.648', W 85° 38.07'

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The Kentucky Soldiers' Home

Located at Harrod's Creek, this was the only institution in Kentucky founded for Union Civil War veterans. It was proposed by the J. T. Boyle Post No. 109 of the Grand Army of the Republic. Chartered in 1890, it opened July 1891. It was established as a home for aged and infirm Union veterans not able to support themselves.
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Former Union Gen. Speed S. Fry became the first superintendent and directed the home until his death in 1892. Then, Catherine E. Hirst of the Ladies' Aid Society oversaw operations until it closed several years later. In the few years of its existence, it was home to thirty-five veterans, five of whom died at the Home.
HM NumberHM1YR3
Year Placed2016
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 619354 N 4243031
Decimal Degrees38.32746667, -85.63450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.648', W 85° 38.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 38.88" N, 85° 38' 4.2" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6319 River Rd, Prospect KY 40059, US
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