Clay Hill

Built circa 1814 by Beriah Magoffin, Sr. and his wife, Jane McAfee, on out-lot 40.

It was the birthplace of Kentucky's Civil War Governor Beriah Magoffin, Jr. and his equally successful siblings, including James Wiley Magoffin who founded El Paso, Texas.

Another brother, Samuel Magoffin, helped open the Santa Fe Trail. His wife, Susan Hart Shelbym, granddaughter of Isaac Shelby, was the first Anglo-American woman to travel west on the Trail.

The Georgian style portico was added to the house in 1845. Notable for its handsome Matthew P. Lowery doorway and woodwork.


Clay Hill
433 Beaumont Avenue
Harrodsburg, KY 40330