Boyle Landmark Trust
The Willis Russell House is an historic African-American site located on
Walnut Street in Danville, Kentucky. The log home was built before
1795 and is under the protection of the Boyle Landmark Trust. For a
time in the 1800s the site was used as a school for African-American
children and as a home for their teacher Willis Russell. Russell was a
former slave of Robert Craddock who was emancipated by Craddock in his will
in April 1837.
For a condensed history
of this home, please click here.
For a time line concerning
Willis Russell and the history of the house, click here.
For more information about the history of Willis Russell, Robert Craddock
and others connected with this home, contact us at