The Elijah Herndon House is located in California, Kentucky and built in the Federal style. Elijah Herndon married and moved to Campbell County, Kentucky before 1800, where he is listed on the census. Elijah appears on the Scott County, Kentucky tax lists for 1796, where he lived with his father Lewis Herndon. Elijah Herndon was born in Goochland County, Virginia November 27, 1774. Elijah and his horse served in the War of 1812 from Kentucky.
A family story states that Elijah and his slaves built the brick home on Washington Trace Road in 1818 out of bricks used as a ship's ballast for his second wife Elizabeth Sadler. Elijah died July 26, 1849.