Birthplace and grave of Joseph Holt, 1807-1896. He was Commissioner of Patents, Postmaster General and Secretary of War in President Buchanan's Administration, 1857-1861. Lincoln named him Judge Advocate General of the Union army in 1862. Holt prosecuted conspirators in the assassination of Lincoln, 1865. He retired as Judge Advocate in 1875The house and gravesite are both listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The house is private property but it can be viewed from the road or seen from the graveyard. The highway markers are located on the road right-of-way and visitors can stop and see the marker and the grave. They should be cautioned not to trespass.