4. “The Grange” Honors Hamilton’s Family Home in Scotland

Hamilton was born in the West Indies, but had Scottish roots. James Hamilton, his father, was born in Scotland and later moved to the West Indies where he had an affair with Rachel Fawcett Lavien who had Hamilton out of wedlock. Hamilton named the Grange with his father in mind, who was a member of the Hamiltons of Grange in Scotland.

Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Pollock, Hamilton’s grandparents, resided in the Kerelaw Castle. Following Hamilton’s death, many of his descendants visited this castle in his honor, noting the stone walls covered in ivy. Although this ivy contrasts with the pastel yellow exterior of Hamilton’s Grange, both styles exhibit their own nobility.