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.
Stidger Foundation wishes to announce that a Grant application has recently been sent in to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for a Grant to begin work on the Stidger house restoration. This is a long process and we may not hear anything for 8-10 weeks. We will try to keep you updated as soon […]
Stidger Foundation was just given permission to install a Bronze Plaque close to Stidger house on Hwy 44. This Historical Marker will provide information on Stidger and his history. The location will be announced as soon as the bronze plaque is built. This plaque comes at a cost of $3000.00 to the foundation and THANKS […]
***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!