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Blackacre Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead

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Blackacre Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead

Louisville, Kentucky


Blackacre was first settled by the Tyler Family, who arrived in Louisville in 1780.  Moses Tyler was transferred, a portion of  the 220 acres that now compromise the majority of Blackacre. Later the land was given to Moses's son, Presley. Moses Tyler had already built a barn, a stone cottage and springhouse, but Presley decided to add an impressive two-story farmhouse. In 1884, Presley sold the property to the Kroeger family, who were stewards of the property until 1902. After a series of other owners, the property was bought by the Smith family in 1950. In 1979, Emilie and Macauley Smith, seeing the immense beauty and value of the land, donated it to the State of Kentucky, allowing Blackacre to become the first State Nature Preserve of Kentucky.

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3200 Tucker Station Road
Louisville, KY 40280

Region: Bourbon, Horses & History
Phone: 502-266-9802
Alt Phone: 502-266-9802
Fax: 502-266-9882
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