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Colonel William Jones State Historic Site

  • NRHP Name: Col William Jones House

  • Address: Boone St
  • Vicinity: W of Gentryville
  • Phone: 812-937-2802
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums

Colonel William Jones State Historic Site is the restored, 1844, Federal-style house of farmer, merchant, politician, Union Colonel and friend of Abraham Lincoln, William Jones. The estate includes a reconstructed log barn and hiking trails in a 100 acres of forest. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1825/00/00 Abraham Lincoln Work In the 1820s, Abraham Lincoln works as a farm-hand and clerk in Mr Jone's store for a dollar a day. The store has been demolished, but the site is across the street from the Jones house.
1834/00/00 Col William Jones Home Jones House built for Colonel William Jones and his wife Rachel
1844/00/00 Abraham Lincoln Visitor Lincoln spends the night at the Jones House after giving a campaign speech for Henry Clay, the Whig Party presidential candidate

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Particulars for Colonel William Jones State Historic Site:
Area of Significance Agriculture
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Federal Style
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 75000050
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architectural Style: Federal
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Agriculture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1834
Associated People: Jones,Col. William
Historic Function: Domestic, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Agriculture, subsistence
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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