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Springfield, a two and one-half story brick house just east of Louisville, Kentucky, was the boyhood home of Zachary Taylor, 12th president of the United States.
Five of their six children were born at his childhood home.
Taylor probably returned periodically to visit his father, who continued to live at Springfield until his death in 1829, when the family sold the plantation.
A strong nationalist, in spite of being a slave holder himself, he opposed the extension of slavery into the territories newly acquired from Mexico and threatened to use military force against secessionists to preserve the Union.
He died suddenly in July 1850 cutting short his controversial term in office.
Taylor served in the Northwest Territory through both of William Henry Harrison's Indian campaigns and the War of 1812.
Two years later on leave, he returned to Springfield to marry Margaret Mackall Smith.He fought in the Black Hawk War and the Second Seminole War, gaining the nickname “Old Rough and Ready.” In 1845, under President Polk’s directives, Taylor defended Texas prior to and during the war with Mexico, winning victories at Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, and Monterrey.President Polk was unhappy with Taylor’s independence and well aware of his growing popularity with the public and his potential as a presidential candidate.Born in Virginia in 1784, Zachary Taylor was just a baby when his family moved to a 400-acre farm on Muddy Fork of Beargrass Creek just east of the village of Louisville, Kentucky.His planter father built the earliest part of the two and one-half story brick house, named Springfield, c. Richard Taylor prospered, and by the 1830s increased his farm to 700 acres and doubled the size of the house.