Stop #3 – George T. Wood House


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      1. Stop 3 Audio

Trevor, Hart County High School

Trevor, Hart County High School

 

 

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Stop #3 - The George T. Wood House

Built about 1834, the George Wood House is a red brick structure  built on a slight slope The ell is only one story high. The front has been dignified by an impressive two-story gallery, which shelters a fine Federal entrance with elliptical fanlight and sidelights

George Wood was active as County Clerk at the time Hart County was formed in 1819.

A member of the Kentucky Military Board during the Civil War, George T. Wood’s son – Thomas J. Wood would attain the rank of Union Major General in the Civil War. As a child, Confederate Brigadier General Simon Bolivar Buckner often spent the week here while he attended the local school.

During the war, Thomas Wood and his friend Buckner would be pitted against each other at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. Had the Confederates not left Munfordville in September 1862, the two would have met in battle on their old playground.

Oral Histories about
the George T. Wood House

      2. History of the George T. Wood House
Told by Mary Branstetter

Mary Branstetter

Mary Branstetter

      3. Tom Wood Simon Buckner High Horse
Told by JD Craddock

      4. Mary Jin Goes to the Fair
Told by JD Craddock

JD Craddock

JD Craddock

      5. Sometimes Slave Always Friend
Told by Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams