Friday, April 14, 2006

Hickory Hill Plantation Open for Tours

According to the Ledger Independent, the Mason County home of Clint "Butch" and Mary Jo Bramel will be open for tours by appointment beginning this weekend. The home on Hickory Hill Plantation on Millcreek Pike was built in 1861 and five generations of Bramels have lived there. It is also designated a Kentucky landmark.

Mr. Bramel will be conducting the tours of this mid-nineteenth century majestic home, and he has all the stories handed down through his family to offer visitors. From the Ledger:

According to Butch, in the mid-1800s, Catherine Jane Preston Bullock came from Virginia to Mason County and purchased 170 acres from the estate of John Marshall which became Hickory Hill Plantation. They built the Greek revival home in 1861 using lumber from the woods surrounding the site.

Tours can be scheduled through the Maysville-Mason County Tourism Commission at 606 564-9411.

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posted at 12:13 PM by Jeremy Parnell