Blackacre Nature Preserve contains one of the county's most complete 18th-century farm complexes -- The Moses Tyler homestead. Tyler came from present-day West Virginia in 1780 with his father and two brothers, and settled on this land within the Floyd's Fork watershed in 1792, where he farmed and operated a distillery until the 1830s. The farmstead, located off Tucker Station Road, includes a small stone house, a two-story limestone springhouse, and a double-crib Appalachian-style log barn -- all three built in the 1790s. The main farmhouse was built in 1844 by Moses' son, Presley Tyler, who inherited the farm in 1839.
Blackacre was established as Kentucky's first State Nature Preserve in 1979 and has influenced hundreds of thousands of school students, teachers and volunteers with environmental educational programs through the public school system. Blackacre is a haven and resource for the community; our county is truly blessed to have such a well-preserved historic site that is open to the public.