Bardstown, Kentucky

Home of My Old Kentucky Home

Day 39: Thursday, September 20, 2001

Although Stephen Foster visited in 1852 and was inspired to write My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown didn't get its name from that visit. Bardstown was once called Salem. In 1785, William Baird surveyed city streets, and the community was referred to as Baird's Town. The community was incorporated in 1788.

Stocks In Front Of The Jail

We Could Have Stayed At The Jail

This was the oldest operating jail in Kentucky until 1987.
Now it operates as a Bed & Breakfast inn — Jailers Inn.

Talbotts Tavern

This place came highly recommended by the motel operator. It's much overrated.
Neither the food nor the service was good.

Next we visit Nashville's replica of the Parthanon of Athens, Greece.

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