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Jack Jouett House selected as Distinctive Destination

The Jack Jouett House has been selected as a “Distinctive Destination” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. National Trust Distinctive Destinations are a group of diverse historic sites across the county that help illustrate the breadth and depth of the American story. The Jack Jouett House is one of only three sites in Kentucky selected for this honor.

The Jack Jouett House, which recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its restoration by a group of Woodford County citizens, is operated by Woodford County Fiscal Court, with assistance from the Woodford County Heritage Committee. The house was the home of Captain John “Jack” Jouett, Jr., whose 40 mile horseback ride saved Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson and other lawmakers from capture by British forces during the American Revolution. Jouett built his Woodford County home in 1797. Jouett served in the Kentucky statehood conventions and in the General Assembly. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Places.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places by fostering a deep sense of community, commitment and passion for saving places. The Jack Jouett House is located at 255 Craig’s Creek Road in Versailles. For more information about touring the house call 859-873-7902, or email info@jouetthouse.org, or visit www.jouetthouse.org.

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