Birthplace of Governor Augustus Owsley Stanley

3rd & Washington Sts., Shelbyville, KY


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"A. O. Stanley, Governor of Ky. from 1915-19, was born May 21, 1867, in Shelbyville and lived in this house as a child. The son of Rev. Wm. and Amanda Owsley Stanley, he was school principal and lawyer. Served 6 terms in U. S. Congress, 1903-15, and as U. S. Senator, 1919-25. Died in 1958 and buried in Frankfort. Presented by Shelby County Historical Society.

(Reverse) Stanley-Casey House - Northeast wing of house built ca. 1814-18. Served as Professor Scearce's Academy, a school for boys and girls, 1885-1901. House was owned by John Casey, tinsmith, and heirs 1901-84. The unusual ceilings in house were made by the Casey family. House was purchased and restored in 1984 by Shelby Co. Historical Society to serve as society headquarters."

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  • April 16, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger