Kentucky Woman Suffrage
Name of Historic Site:
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Childhood home of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge. Often used for KERA and FERA social events.
Henry Clay Memorial Foundation
Years of Importance:
Childhood home of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge. Breckinridge was an active social reformer throughout her adult life, and woman suffrage was one of many causes she would champion. Historic marker #1876 stands on the property to commemorate Breckinridge's work for reform. She served as President of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association (KERA) from 1912-1915 and 1919-1920. Ashland was often used for social events during the KERA conventions as well as for Fayette County ERA gatherings.