Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark on 55 acres of the original 694-acre farm established by William and Lucy Clark Croghan in 1790. William Croghan was the brother-in-law and surveying partner of George Rogers Clark, founder of Louisville and Revolutionary War hero. George spent the last nine years of his life at Locust Grove, from 1809 until his death in 1818.
Locust Grove also hosted three U.S. presidents (Monroe, Jackson, and Taylor) and was a stopping point for famed explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark—George and Lucy’s younger brother—upon their return from their expedition to the Pacific. Contemporary exhibits at Locust Grove tell their stories alongside those of the many enslaved African Americans who lived and worked on the farm and contributed to its success. A tour of Locust Grove is a trip back to early Kentucky history, America’s era of Western expansion, and frontier farm life.
- Program 125
- The restoration of the West Baden Springs Hotel in southern Indiana, the Crusade for Children telethon, historic Locust Grove, Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, and Louisville Metro’s Office for International Affairs. (#125)