Historic Homes & Buildings
The historic Holt Mansion located six miles on KY 144 from U.S. 60 was the birthplace and home of Joseph Holt. He was a famous attorney, served as secretary of state, postmaster general under President James Buchanan. He was appointed adjuntant general of the U.S. Army by his good friend, President Abraham Lincoln. When he died in 1894 in Washington, D.C. Holt's body was returned to his birthplace for burial. Holt is given credit for helping to keep Kentucky in the Union during the Civil War. Holt was a strong believer in preserving the Union.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The tombstone of American patriot and friend of President Lincoln. Holt presided at the trial of the conspirators involved in the assassination of President Lincoln.The Breckinridge County Fiscal Court recently acquired ownership of the home and 19.5 acres through a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of Kentucky. Applications have been made for grants to help restore the historic home to the condition when the Holt Family lived here. Click Here to learn more about the Holt Mansion and the restoration project.