Col. William Jones House

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Col. William Jones House
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Col. William Jones House is located in Indiana
Col. William Jones House
Nearest city Gentryville, Indiana
Coordinates 38°6′50″N 87°2′35″W / 38.11389°N 87.04306°W / 38.11389; -87.04306Coordinates: 38°6′50″N 87°2′35″W / 38.11389°N 87.04306°W / 38.11389; -87.04306
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1834 (1834)
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75000050[1]
Added to NRHP May 12, 1975

Colonel William Jones House is a historic residence in Jackson Township, Indiana's Lincoln State Park. The home was built around 1834 and the farm contained a general store where Abraham Lincoln was also employed.[citation needed] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 12, 1975. It is located west of Gentryville on Troy-Vincennes Road.

Col. Jones was a merchant, farmer, politician, and Union Colonel during the American Civil War. He was born in Vincennes in 1803 and settled in Spencer County, Indiana in 1828. Jones and his wife, Rachel, raised five sons on this farm. The home is open for tours and includes a restored log barn. The home is located 1/4 mile west of Gentryville on Boone Street.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.