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Monday, April 23, 2012

Gillespie Stone House

Gillespie Stone House

According to the historical marker along nearby US 11E/321:

This was built in 1792 for George Gillespie by Seth Smith, a Quaker stone mason from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. An early fort originally stood on the site, and was the dividing line between Washington and Green Counties in 1783. The house was purchased in 1842 by Jacob Klepper and has been preserved by his descendants.

Today the house is on the National Register of Historic Places as Col George Gillespie House. (The register also lists the address as being on highway US411, but 411 has been decommissioned around here. The road is old TN34.) Also, the county lines must have shifted some as it is now fully in Washington County. The town of Limestone is nearby.

For more info:
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~snipper/wau/st...

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