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William Whitley House

625 William Whitley Rd, Stanley, KY 40484-9770
+1 606-355-2881
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A real Gem

Stacey the tour guide was so interesting. She was a mine of information about the house and the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Trafalgar, Indiana
Excellent Historical Visit

Our guide was thoroughly enjoyable in her sharing of the history of William Whitley and his family... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Anita C
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625 William Whitley Rd, Stanley, KY 40484-9770
+1 606-355-2881
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stacey the tour guide was so interesting. She was a mine of information about the house and the family who resided there. What an interesting couple William and Ester Whitley were incredible pioneers that is for sure. A really interesting place to visit well worth...More

Thank MaryGregg
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Our guide was thoroughly enjoyable in her sharing of the history of William Whitley and his family. This place is a gem.

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank David B
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank jgbtravels
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...More

Thank Jackie B
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.

Thank JudyE0611
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank biged00200
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)...More

Thank Calico4
Reviewed 26 July 2013

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...More

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