One of the Civil War's best kept secrets. This house, built in 1830, in Taylorsville, Kentucky belonged to Union spy, Felix Grundy Stidger. He infiltrated a secret organization know as the "Order of the Sons of Liberty" and exposed their plot to free and arm Confederate prisoners and attack Louisville and Indianapolis.
The Stidger house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 21st, 2016. Plans are currently underway to restore the building back to it's former glory.
***NOTE – DATE CHANGE*** The Spencer County Historical Society will be hosting guest speaker Kent Stevens at the Spencer County Library on Thursday November 1st at 7:00 pm. Kent Stevens will be sharing stories about growing up in the thriving, small town of Van Buren, KY, which is now under Taylorsville Lake. Please join us!
This update is being provided to give all interested persons in the progress of the rebuilding of the 1830’s home of the Union spy, Felix Grundy Stidger. The home was originally listed on the National Register of Historic Places in February, 2016. Work has continued in different areas since. Among these are repairs to the […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Taylorsville man credited with helping the union win the Civil War has no memorials in the city to honor his service, but that will soon change. Felix Grundy Stidger was born in a now dilapidated home near the corner of Garrard Street and W. Main Street on Aug. 5, 1836. […]