Excellent, very historic, cattle/crop farm. 533+/- acres. First time offered. Harkaway Farm, north of Paris in Bourbon County, Kentucky, dates from the 1780s. Home to generations of Spears family, direct descendants of Jacob Spears, one of the earliest distillers of bourbon! Two historic homes.
The Laban Shipp/Abram Spears house is a 4 bed/3 bath stone house listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. It was built in 1787 (architect John Metcalf) and noted for it’s stonework. Abram Spears (Jacob’s son) bought the property in 1817. Renovated in 1930s, many historical details- 10′ ceilings, hand crafted mantels, quality woodwork, built-ins, random wide plank flooring (up to 17in.), 2′ stone walls and wood pegged beams.
Trabue log house also located on property. Dating from 1785, log and stone cabin was moved to Harkaway from adjacent property and restored. Most of cabin restored to its original time period, But modern 1 bed/1 1/2 bath living quarters attached. Also a large log barn that Daniel Boone is believed to have helped build. Gently rolling, property boasts A managers house, two tenant houses, five (nine bent) tobacco barns, one livestock barn (rudimentary stalls).