Felix Grundy (1777-1840)

Historical Marker #1618 in Springfield commemorates Felix Grundy, an attorney and politician.

George and Elizabeth Grundy fled Berkeley County, Virginia, in 1780 during the Revolutionary War and settled in what is now Kentucky. The Grundy’s son, Samuel, remained on the farm and expanded it.

Felix Grundy, another son of George and Elizabeth, left the farm and gained prominence as a criminal lawyer and politician. He practiced law in Springfield, took part in the Kentucky constitutional convention in 1799, served Washington County in the legislature from 1800-1802, and was named Chief Justice of Kentucky in 1807. He soon resigned as Chief Justice and moved to Tennessee where he served as U.S. Senator from 1829-1838 and U.S. Attorney General from 1838-1839.