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Considered to be one of the finest historic homes and most popular attractions in Louiseville, the Farmington Historic Home was built in 1815 ? 1816 and designed by Paul Skidmore for couple John and & Lucy Speed. Among the many interesting design aspects found in the federal-styled home are a duo of octagonal rooms that are clearly reminiscent of Thomas Jefferson?s own home.

The Speeds? stately home was not, however, the only structure in the 550-acre property. The land, which also served as a hemp plantation, had many outer buildings, including a stone barn, spring house, and smokehouse and all of which remain standing today. Also available for your viewing are the actual hemp house, barns, a carriage house and stables, a weaving house and school house, and finally, slave quarters.

If you?re spending more than a few days in the area, you should consider exploring Kentucky?s Lincoln Heritage Trail, which count the Farmington Historic Home as one of its attractions.
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