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Munfordville, KY 42765
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The McCandless House was built around 1835. The builder is unknown. The second owners were Francis Asbury Smith and Louise Thomas Smith.

Francis owned a local general merchandise store and a meat packing plant. During the Civil War the house was occupied by senior officers of both the Union and Confederate armies. Confederate General Braxton Bragg lived in the house after the Battle of Munfordville and Union General Don Carlos Buell is said to have occupied the house as his headquarters while preparing for the advance south.

John Hunt Morgan is also said to have used a room in the house for an office.

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In 1889 the Smith family moved to Missouri and around 1900 the house was purchased by Judge D.A. McCandless. He spent about $5,000 “modernizing” the Smith Home. He built the concrete and tile front porch and added hardwood flooring.

The house was noted at the time for the Corinthian porch columns and rounded front doorway. It is considered a great example of the Kentucky frontier style.

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Family Medical Center of Hart County
117 West South Street
Munfordville, KY 42765
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