Abraham Chapline Plantation / Rufus Henry Vandarsdall House
Abraham Chapline, at 19, was the youngest of the original settlers to accompany James Harrod to Kentucky. This is the site of his 1400 acre settlement and preemption.
He married Elizabeth Higgins in 1793, and their restored pioneer cemetery is located near here. Another pioneer settler Azariah Davis was buried here as well.
The present house, an exquisitely detailed late Victorian mansion, was built circa 1900 by Rufus Henry Vandarsdall of Low Dutch descent.
Abraham Chapline Plantation
Rufus Henry Vandarsdall House
1542 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330