SUGAR GROVE HISTORY
( circa 1817)
Originally purchased by Claiborne Dandridge West, from Buckingham County, Virginia. By the year 1814 he had accumulated more than 30,000 acres of choice Christian County, Kentucky land for himself, relatives, and friends. This property today would cover a large part of South Christian County, Kentucky, and a part of present Trigg County, Kentucky. At the time of his death in 1822 he still owned almost four thousand acres.
He named his plantation “SUGAR GROVE” and began the building of his home on the very site of the present dwelling of Howard and Glenda Jacobs . His death occurred before he had completed it in it’s entirety. Therefore it was completed by Mrs. West’s next husband, Ambrose Davie, who refused to complete it as originally planned by Mr. West. ( See pictures and floor plans in history record) The West/Davie house was torn down between 1952 & 1953 with parts of it moved to Lookout Mountain , Tennessee. An 1878 map of Christian County clearly marks the place still as “Sugar Grove” . The remaining acreage of Sugar Grove was purchased in 1990 by the Jacobs family.
The Carriage House is a one and a half story Gambrel style barn that has the additional charm of large colorful antique cathedral stained glass windows. The open rafters welcome your special lighting treatments and the three 8 to 10 foot door openings let in the spectacular view of the farm and overlooking surrounding farm fields and horse pastures. The large open grassy lawn may be tented in case additional covered space is needed. Along with the Carriage house, we offer the option of using the Pergola Garden grounds with outdoor fireplace, the Tiny Garden Guest House, walking trails around the farm, horse and carriage rides, (and just maybe a tractor or combine ride if you are lucky).
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