Stop #3 – George T. Wood House
1. Stop 3 Audio
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
2. History of the George T. Wood HouseTold by Mary Branstetter
3. Tom Wood Simon Buckner High HorseTold by JD Craddock
4. Mary Jin Goes to the FairTold by JD Craddock
5. Sometimes Slave Always FriendTold by Charlie Williams