Young's Ferry House

Young's Ferry Rd., Richardsville, Kentucky

House Built By Samuel Watt Young


Photo taken by Mike Page in July 2010




Samuel Watt Young (August 4,1815 - September 4,1891) built his house on the south bank of the Green River about 1850. Mr Young started a ferry boat operation in 1851. He ran the ferry until his death in 1891. Mr Young is buried in a family graveyard on the property. It is said that the steps and chimney are built of stone from the river. The ferry connected this part of Warren County to Butler County.

In 1979 the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places Listings In Warren County, Kentucky.

A reference to the name "S. W. Young", where the house is located, and to the location of "Young's Ferry",on the Green River, is found on the 1877 "Map Of Warren County, Kentucky", published by the D. G. Beers & Co., 27 South Six Street, Philadelphia, PA. (Library Of Congress, Https://,0.043,0.71,0.34,0)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 1979
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Dogtrot
Areas of significance
Commerce; Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year
ca. 1850

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2019: Updated by Larry Young: Update Discription
  • April 23, 2019: Updated by Larry Young: Update Address and Overview
  • July 20, 2010: New photo from Mike Page