Adair – Columbia – Site 1 of 2

Host Committee:  Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce

Event:  Historic House Tour

Site:  Trabue Russell House, 201 Jamestown Street



Admission:  Free


Contacts:  Pam Hoots,, 270-250-1710 / Vonnie Kolbenschlag,, 270-384-6777 /  Ellen Zornes, 270-384-6020,

Description:  The original brick house of Col. Dan and Mary Trabue was built in 1823-25.  Trabue was one of the founders of Columbia and involved in many historic events of the early United States.  He wrote a narrative of his life which was put in book form, Westward into Kentucky and edited by Chester Raymond Young.   Through the years other families lived in the house and built additions; the Russell family members lived here for more than 100 years – thus the name, Trabue Russell House.  The house was given to the City of Columbia, which offers it for meetings and special ocassionals for a nominal charge.  Displays in the house include many photographs of people who made an impact on Columbia and Kentucky history.  A garden kept up by  Adair County Garden Club members enhances the property.  A booklet on Trabue’s life is available for $3.00.  Those interested in hosting an event at the special Trabue Russell House may do so by contacting the City of Columbia at 270-384-2501.