"Henry Clay Thruston House" Mount Vernon Off The Beaten Path Tip by keeweechic

Mount Vernon Off The Beaten Path: 4 reviews and 4 photos


This 1868 home is right next to Dupree Park Nature Centre. The design is a noteworthy example of "dogtrot" style of architecture. The famous owner was Henry Clay Thruston who was noticeable at 7ft 7 ? tall . He was known as the tallest soldier in the Confederate army and told stories of travelling with circus acts before returning to his family in Mt Vernon. The Thurston house and Bankhead Highway Park and Nature Trail was opened in 2003. The house is also the location of the Bankhead Highway Visitor Center.

Hours : Tues and Thurs 10.00am ? 4.00pm.

Location : I-30 and take SH 37N for 1.9 miles. Turn left (west) on CRNW 1010 onto the Bankhead Highway.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 21, 2004
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