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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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