Releasing a Piece of History

Radcliff, by definition, is a “young” town. With its 50th anniversary just a few years away, Radcliff is lucky to have in its city limitations one of the earliest standing structures in Hardin County, the Haycraft Lodge.

The Haycraft Inn was constructed in 1814 by Coleman Lewis, a War of 1812 veteran, and also later offered to Daniel Haycraft which operated it as a popular stagecoach stop on the Louisville as well as Nashville Turnpike in the years before the Civil War. The Haycraft Inn is listed on the Kentucky and National Registers of Historic Places, and also is privately owned as well as inhabited as a home.

Neighborhood artist, Theresa Shelton, was commissioned by the Radcliff-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce to paint the structure, which celebrates the abundant past of Northern Hardin County.