William Whitley House State Historic Site
|William Whitley House State Historic Site|
|Kentucky State Park|
|Elevation||938 ft (286 m) |
|Management||Kentucky Department of Parks|
|Website: William Whitley House State Historic Site|
William Whitley House State Shrine
Front of the house as it appeared in 1940
|Nearest city||Crab Orchard, Kentucky|
|NRHP reference #||73000814|
|Added to NRHP||April 11, 1973|
William Whitley House State Historic Site is a park in Crab Orchard, Kentucky. It features the home of Kentucky pioneer William Whitley and his wife, sharpshooter Esther Whitley. The home was built as a fortress against Indian attacks sometime between 1787 and 1794. The first brick house in Kentucky, its construction marked a transition in the area from log cabins to more formal homes. The site became part of the park system in 1938, and the house was restored by locals between 1948 and 1955.
- "William Whitley House State Shrine". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Historic Sites". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky (1996). F. Kevin Simon, ed. The WPA Guide to Kentucky. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky. p. 128. ISBN 0-8131-0865-9. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
- William Whitley House State Historic Site Kentucky Department of Parks