The Sandford Duncan Inn is one of the oldest log structures in Simpson County believed to have been built ca. 1818 in what was then Logan County. The corner of the property bounded the part of the Cumberland Trace known as the Lexington-Nashville Road which is now US31W. The 1822 tax list shows that Sandford Duncan had a tavern license.
Because of the proximity to Tennessee, the property was often used as a dueling ground with Duncan acting as referee in some of them.
Southern Kentucky, Simpson County