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Kelly Homestead

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1775. Col. John Kelly. Red Ridge Rd., 7 miles northwest of Lewisburg
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Colonel John Kelly constructed a modest weatherboarded log house, now much altered, in 1775, on the land bounty he received for service in the French and Indian War. Renowned as an Indian fighter and buffalo hunter, Kelly Township, Kelly Cross Roads, and Kelly Point are all named for this local hero.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Kelly Homestead", [Lewisburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 413-413.

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