Stop #7 – Thomas Bolin Munford House


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      1. Stop 7 Audio

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Stop 7 - Thomas Bolin Munford House & Francis Asberry Smith House

Built around 1823 by the brother of the founder of Munfordville, this home probably predated most of the large brick homes in town since there are logs under the present exterior. The interior walls are 16 inches thick.

At the end of the block is the Francis Asberry Smith House.  This beautiful old home was built around 1835, the date impressed on several of the bricks used in construction.

F. A. Smith moved to Munfordville in 1830 and started a general store and later a meat processing plant. During the war, Smith, a staunch Union man, refused to sell any products to the Confederacy. It is unknown as to why they did not confiscate his goods, unless his friendship with Buckner had some influence.

The Smith house was at different times occupied by senior officers of both armies. John Hunt Morgan, the notorious Confederate cavalry leader, occupied the residence briefly in September 1861 while awaiting his original troop of cavalry in the Confederate service.

Oral Histories about
the Thomas Bolin Munford House
and the F.A. Smith House

      2. Thomas Munford House & FA Smith House
Told by Macy McDowell

Macy McDowell

Macy McDowell

      3. FA Smith Was a Union Man
Told by Charlie Williams

      4. Thomas Munford
Told by Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams