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Jack Jouett House Historic Site

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Jack Jouett House Historic Site

Versailles, Kentucky

Visit the Jack Jouett House Historic Site, the home of the Paul Revere of the South!
Visit the Jack Jouett House Historic Site, the home of the Paul Revere of the South!
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On the night of June 3-4, 1781, Captain Jack Jouett rode 40 miles through the backwoods of Virginia to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson and the legislature of the approach of 250 British troops.
Jack Jouett's heroic act saved the American Revolution by preventing the capture of its most important political leaders.
Jouett migrated to the Bluegrass after the war, where he played an important role in the Kentucky statehood convention, served in the legislature, and became a prosperous planter and breeder of fine horses and cattle.
He and his wife Sally Robards reared twelve children, including renowned portrait painter Matthew Harris Jouett.
This rural homestead includes a 1780's frontier stone cabin, used as a kitchen by the Jouetts. The 1797 Federal-style brick cottage features a formal parlor, dining room and three bedrooms. Period furnishings complement the rooms.

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255 Craig's Creek Road
Versailles, KY 40383

Region: Bluegrass Region
Phone: 859-873-7902
Alt Phone: 859-873-7902
Website: www.jouetthouse.org
Email: info@jouetthouse.org...

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