William Whitley House State Historic Site Description
The William Whitley House and Sportsman's Hill stand today as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and resourcefulness. It was the first brick home and circular racetrack built west of the Alleghany Mountains, completed in 1794 by William Whitley and his wife Esther. Dubbed the "Guardian of Wilderness Road," the house was a gathering spot for early Kentuckians, including George Rogers Clark and Daniel Boone.
Hours of Operation
The grounds are open year-round (playground, shelter rental, and restrooms only) and access to the Sportsman’s Hill Walking Loop Trail is open year-round.
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