Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society to Dedicate Highway Marker at Grundy Plantation
The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate an historical highway marker at the Grundy Plantation in Springfield on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 3:30 p.m.
Grundy Plantation was settled by George and Elizabeth Grundy in 1780 after they fled war-torn Berkeley County, Va. The area on which the plantation lies was called Kaintuckee until Kentucky became a state in 1792. Samuel Grundy, son of George and Elizabeth, remained on the farm and expanded it, while Felix Grundy, another son, gained prominence as a criminal lawyer and political leader. Felix practiced law in Springfield, took part in the 2nd Constitutional Convention, and served as Chief Justice of Kentucky in 1807, along with serving as a U.S. Senator and U.S. Attorney General.
The portion of the plantation on which the marker will be placed remains in the Grundy family.
The Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program, administered by the Kentucky Historical Society in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, commemorates historical sites, events, and personalities throughout the commonwealth.
Through the program, the wealth of Kentucky history is made accessible to the public as they travel along the state's roadways on markers which stimulate an interest in the history of local communities. The markers are on-the-spot history lessons that add drama and interest to the countryside for native Kentuckians as well as tourists.
For more information about the program, contact Becky Vittetow, Kentucky Historical Highway Marker program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474.