Governor William Owsley House

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Governor William Owsley House
Pleasant Retreat, Gov. William Owsley House, 2.jpg
Governor William Owsley House
Governor William Owsley House is located in Kentucky
Governor William Owsley House
Nearest city Lancaster, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°36′31.6″N 84°34′48.4″W / 37.608778°N 84.580111°W / 37.608778; -84.580111Coordinates: 37°36′31.6″N 84°34′48.4″W / 37.608778°N 84.580111°W / 37.608778; -84.580111
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1804
Architectural style Federal-style
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75000763[1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1975

Governor William Owsley House, also known as Pleasant Retreat, is a historic house located in Lancaster, Kentucky on U.S. 27. The house was the home of Kentucky Governor William Owsley. The property has been restored and is now a museum.


The three story Federal-style house was built in 1804.[2]


The house was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

In April 1994, the Garrard County Historical Society purchased the property; and after restoration, Pleasant Retreat opened as a museum in June 1997.[3]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Heritage Landmark Corridor Heritage, url accessed May 04, 2008.
  3. ^ "A Brief History of the Owsley Family Historical Society". Owsley Family Historical Society. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 

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