Jack Jouett Chapter, NSDAR
Links to Captain Jack Jouett's History
Here are several links that will take the visitor to places related to Captain
Jack Jouett or to information about the Captain or his family.
Louisa County, Virginia's website has a page entitled "Jack Jouett- Revolutionary War Hero." It provides a brief history of Jack Jouett's famous ride. His ride began at the Cuckoo Tavern in Louisa County.
This history of Jack Jouett is re-printed from "The Valley Compatriot" (Feb 1984), Donald Norman Moran, editor. It is located at the AMERICANREVOLUTION.ORG website.
After warning Jefferson at Monticello, Jouett road into Charlottesville to the Swan Tavern to warn other members of the Virginia General Assembly. You can visit the site of the Swan Tavern as part of the historical walking tour of downtown Charlottesville.
If you have a computer with audio capabilities you can hear a song about Jack Jouett's ride at History Happens. Even if you can't listen, the lyrics are here to read, along with another version of Jouett's ride.
Jack Jouett did not remain long in Virginia following the Revolutionary War. Within a year of his famous ride, he migrated to Kentucky where he married and raised his family. There are several links from Kentucky that make reference to Jack Jouett. Of particular interest is the Jack Jouett House Museum as an historic attraction.
Jack Jouett's son Matthew Harris Jouett is one of Kentucky's distinguished painters and famous in his own right. You will find out more about him and
his father in this 1968 reprint of Collins, James and James' 1847
Historical Sketches of Kentucky.
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