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Ward Hall, Georgetown

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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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  • After all these years of saying, "We need to visit Ward Hall," we finally visited it last night! The volunteers were so kind and enthusiastic, and the house itself left us spellbound. So much love and...  more »
  • My family loves this beautiful piece of architectural history in Georgetown, KY. We have visited numerous times and we are never disappointed. The price of a tour is only $5 and it is well worth it. T...  more »
  • We are in the area in vacation and discovered this place on our way to the campground. This is a great way to experience a little bit of what southern high society was like. The house is in need of re...  more »