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Ward Hall, Georgetown

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
Ward Hall is a Greek Revival antebellum plantation mansion located in Georgetown, Kentucky. The 12000sqft, with 27ft high Corinthian fluted columns, is a Greek Revival house in Kentucky, and one of the finest examples of a mid-nineteenth classical building in the United States.HistoryThe mansion was built by Junius Richard Ward and his wife Matilda Viley Ward circa 1857 in Scott County, Kentucky. The mansion was built as a summer residence; their plantation house located near Leota Landing, Washington County, Mississippi served as their winter residence.Junius Ward was the grandson of the Col Robert and Jemima Suggett Johnson family of Scott County, Kentucky, an extraordinarily powerful political and economic family dynasty whose members extended their influence throughout the Mississippi Delta and who also had plantations along the Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi and Lakeport Plantation near Lake Village, Arkansas. Many of these family members had plantation houses in the deep South and summer residences in Scott County, Kentucky. Matilda Viley was the sister of pioneer thoroughbred breeder, Capt. Willa Viley of Scott County, first president of the Lexington Racing Association.
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  • We brought a group of seniors from our church to Kentucky to visit the Ark Encounter and saw Ward Hall on TA. We were not sure if we would be able to work it into our schedule, but Connie graciously s...  read more »
  • The house is not always open for tours, but it was the weekend I was in town. It is only $5, but make sure you have cash. They do not take credit cards! But they do take checks. Haha This treasure is ...  read more »
  • Had drove by Ward Hall many times since I moved to Georgetown 3 years ago. I decided to visit while my daughters were in town. We all love history and really enjoyed the visit. For a nominal fee you a...  read more »
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