Sunday Field Trip to EKU (Eastern KY University) Taylor Fork Ecological Area (Hancock Taylor grave)
Leave Frankfort in time to meet Randy Wilson at the Granny Richardson Schoolhouse (across from the Hummel Planetarium) , Richmond, KY, at the corner of Kit Carson Dr. & McKinney Skills Dr. at 2:30. This is about a 55 mile drive. Wear long pants. Steve will have a can of DEEP WOODS OFF to repel ticks & chiggers (I did not get any the last time I was there & I did not use bug spray). It is a short trek through tall grass pasture along a creek.
Link to Map of EKU & Taylor Fork Ecological Area:
GPS coordinates (approximate):
Granny Richardson Schoolhouse 37.730761, -84.300561
Taylor Fork Ecological Area 37.717056, -84.295712
Hancock’s Grave 37.717959, -84.299886
Return Side Trip to Offutt-Cole Tavern (Black Horse Inn), Midway, KY (for those of you who want to follow me–involves a walk of 4/10 mile)
Log part possibly built by Hancock Taylor & his surveying crew. Land owned by Hancock. His nephew John Lee (married Elizabeth Bell, daughter Capt. Thomas Bell & Elizabeth Taylor) inherited it & lived there. Their daughter, Sarah Alexander Lee married Gov. John Jordan Crittenden. Birthplace of Zarelda Cole who married Rev. Robert Sallee James & had sons Frank & Jessee.
Meet at Wallace Station Deli & Bakery, 3854 Old Frankfort Pike (Rte 1681). Walk about 4/10 mile to Offutt-Cole Tavern (not open to public–private residence) SW corner of Hwy 62 & Old Frankfort Pike..
GPS coordinates (approximate):
Wallace Station Deli & Bakery 38.121502, -84.694025
Offutt-Cole Tavern 38.123296, -84.700002
It’s time to Register! Richard Taylor of Frankfort, KY, has planned a
terrific Reunion for us! Here’s the scoop:
2017 Reunion Frankfort, Kentucky, June 9th-11th
Friday, June 9th: Check in to the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort, KY, 40601 Be sure to ask for the Taylor block of rooms when you make your reservation. (502)227-5100 or www.capitalplazaky.com. Check for messages at the desk about plans for going to dinner.
Saturday, June 10th: Plans are in progress to visit the newly restored E. H. Distillery in Millsville. They don’t open to the public until July, but Richard is trying to arrange a visit just for “the cousins.”
We will grab a bite for lunch at a restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will get a walking tour of downtown Frankfort, including the E.H. Taylor City House and famous Liberty Hall where Zachary Taylor visited. The cost of the tour is about $12.
We’ll have dinner at the Orlando Brown House. The cost is $15 for a catered barbecue.
Sunday, June11th: During the morning, we will carpool to Hancock Taylor’s Gravesite and the Commodore Richard Taylor House at Buffalo Trace.
Richard has graciously invited us to his lovely home for our picnic and Meeting. Cost for this is $15.
Monday, June 12th: We can have breakfast at the hotel before checking out. The Filson Historical Society in Old Louisville will be open all day for family research ($10 research fee for non-members). Those who choose this Library Day can get together for dinner and farewells in the evening.
PLEASE DETACH AND MAIL THIS REGISTRATION FORM AND YOUR CHECK TO JAN PIFER, 316 OVERTON ST., NEWPORT, KY 41071 BY MAY 10TH, PLEASE!!! Questions to Jan Pifer (317)523-5270.
_______ Saturday Walking Tour – $12/person
_______ Saturday Barbecue – $15/person
_______ Sunday Meeting and Picnic – $15/person
email ________________________________________________ phone ______________________
Printable Registration Form: 2017 Reunion Registration Form
June 9, 10 & 11, 2017, Frankfort, KY
20 rooms have been set aside at the Capital Plaza Hotel in downtown Frankfort, 405 Wilkinson Blvd. Frankfort, KY 40601
Cost per night is $109 & includes breakfast buffet.
Please mention that you are with the Taylor Association when you make your reservation.
phone: 502 227 5100