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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.

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