Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blackwood Hall

Blackwood Hall, the former home of Colonel Sanders, is located near Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.

In 1959, at the age of 69, Colonel Harland Sanders and his wife Claudia, moved their base of operations from Corbin to Shelbyville. Prior to this, the Colonel had spent many years in Corbin, Kentucky, developing his now world-famous chicken recipe Sanders' move to Shelbyville was prompted by the opening of I-75 which bypassed Corbin and killed traffic to his restaurant.

Although there have been vague rumors of Blackwood Hall being haunted, I know of no reputable evidence for this. However, Nancy Drew might have different information:


Melissa said...

While I've seen Blackwood Hall in person, your photographs here, somehow, really bring out the spookiness of the building for me. Sweeeet! :-)

Perhaps it is the chimneys that call to my mind The Haunted Mansion at the Magic Kingdom(s):

Anonymous said...

Blackwood Hall was actually named for the Nancy Drew story by the daughters of Bland Matthews, who owned it before Colonel Sanders. The Colonel liked the name, and put up the sign.