Young's Inn historical trees in West Point, Kentucky

Scenic West Point in Hardin County, Kentucky, near Fort Knox and southwest of Louisville , is the home of some historic trees. These pictures were taken on a quite, overcast day on the 5th of July, 2009.

A catalpa tree growing on the banks of the Ohio River;
West Point Kentucky catalpa tree on Ohio River

Stan and his partners had a few trees planted on the grounds of the historic Young's Inn which is described in this Commonwealth of Kentucky marker;
Youngs Inn in West Point Kentucky

As you can see from the marker there have been many famous guests who have stayed here while traveling. This is a view from the backyard of the Young's Inn;

Youngs Inn West Point, Kentucky

Tree grove on the Young's Inn property;

In September of 1994 several descendants of James Young planted a historical sycamore tree as part of a "Pioneer Days" celebration. The planting included clergy from all six churches in West Point. The Tree was donated by Stan Lemaster and like many Living Legacy trees, was propagated by Stan's nurseryman partner Theordore Klein. The sycamore was descended from seeds gathered at the Sultan's Palace in Istanbul, Turkey and was placed where a previous sycamore had stood for many years.

Stan had several other historic trees that would also be appropriate in West Point since the trees are descended from locations of famous persons who have visited to West Point. These trees include the Jenny Lind maple, Henry Clay ginkgo, Andrew Jackson magnolia, and George Rogers Clark catalpa.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
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