AAA Editor Notes
Locust Grove, .5 mi. w. on US 42 from jct. I-264 exit 22, then n. following signs to 561 Blankenbaker Ln., is the restored 1790 Georgian mansion of early Kentucky settlers William and Lucy Clark Croghan. Croghan was a surveying partner of frontiersman and Revolutionary War general George Rogers Clark, who also was his brother-in-law.
The farm and residence, on 55 acres, provide insights into westward expansion and the lives of the Croghans and their African-American slaves. General Clark lived at Locust Grove the last 9 years of his life. The site includes outbuildings, an 18th-century-style garden and a visitor center with exhibits. An introductory video and 45-minute tours are available.
The 1,200-square-foot gallery and permanent exhibit—A Country Worth Defending: Land & Family in Early Kentucky—focuses on the surveying work of Clark and Croghan and features a re-created 1810 log building and surveyor’s office.
Guided tours are available.