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FEE LAND: THE STORY OF JULIET MILES

The John Gregg Fee, Jr. farm, located in eastern Bracken County, Kentucky, is commonly referred to as "Feebrook" by family and local citizens. This farm and 1816 house, built by John Fee, Jr., is located on a sloping hill overlooking a small "brook" which flows parallel to the Hillsdale Road. The home-place farm consists of nearly 200 acres of prime farmland which has for 200 years produced outstanding tobacco and hay. The fading red brick home was constructed with the use of slave labor; the slave cabins where Juliet and Add Miles lived, however, were not made of brick and their log construction did not last much longer than the Civil War. The Fee home is privately owned, and is currently under restoration by the Dean family. The farm would have produced hemp during the 1840s and 1850s with the tobacco farming becoming the mainstay of the operation from that point to the present. The farm is considered to be prime-agricultural land in Bracken County. Other than a few additional structures for farm use, the farm remains as it was during the time of Juliet Miles' escape with her family.

Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.

Location: 1708 Hillsdale Road, Augusta, 41002

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Stephen and Pamela Dean

Location Type: Site

Freedom Seekers: Henry Miles,Juliet Miles

UGRR Operatives: John Gregg Fee