This old home today has become the headquarters and museum for the Mayfield Historical Society, where a number of events take place throughout the year. The home was built by Oliver Rice after the American Revolution. Oliver had been a veteran during the Revolutionary War. It has remained in the Rice family until it was recently procured by the Mayfield Historical society and it is being restored as one of the town’s old 18th century homes.
Location: The marker is on old Route 30, in Riceville. The back of the home can be seen on the west side of Route 30, just past the intersection of Route 30A and 30, after you pass over the mayfield Creek. Turn off Route 30 at the Second Ave. Extension (West). This is at the intersection where Mr. Softee’s Ice Cream Stand is located; at the end of Second Street Extension turn again south on old Route 30, (old Riceville road). The marker is in the front of the Rice Homestead (Mayfield Museum).