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Hunt-Morgan House

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Kentucky

201 North Mill Street
Lexington, KY 40507, USA

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Built in 1814 for John Wesley Hunt, possibly the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies, this outstanding example of regional Federal architecture is interpreted as an urban antebellum (1814-40) dwelling set in historic Gratz Park, where Civil War divisions among neighbors are dramatically pointed out. It was the family home of Gen. John Hunt Morgan, "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," and the birthplace of Nobel laureate Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, pioneer geneticist. Upon visiting, you can see family and period furnishings throughout and a delightful city garden. The Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum occupies several rooms.