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Willis Russell House

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204 E. Walnut St., Danville

Willis Russell, a well-educated & emancipated slave of Rev. War captain Robert Craddock, relocated from Warren Co., Ky. to Danville around April 1838. He taught black children in this pre-1795 log home that he inherited when Capt. Craddock died in 1837. Over

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Craddock and Tardiveau- Russell was educated at the home of Robert Craddock by French Rev. War soldier Peter Tardiveau, who spoke seven languages & interpreted political matters for Gen. George Rogers Clark. Both Craddock and Tardiveau were members of the Political Club that petitioned for Kentucky statehood. Over

Dedicated November 19, 2012.