Historic Arlington, a three-story mansion constructed in the 1870s, sits on an estate of 181 roving, green acres. The old home of the Hanger family, the Georgian style house now watches as people from all over Madison County, especially those associated with Eastern, enjoy the University Club at Arlington. An Olympic-sized pool of crystalline waters and an 18-hole golf course along with the Arlington Grille and Pro-shop are all ready to serve members. The Mule Barn, located on the property, is a casual, banquet-style venue for club-hosted events. Donated in 1967 by W. Arnold Hanger in honor of his parents, Colonel and Mrs. Harry B. Hanger, Arlington has served as a social hub for EKU and others for decades.


  • Arlington House.  EKU Color Transparencies.
    Arlington House. EKU Color Transparencies.
  • EKU President Robert Martin at the grand opening of the Arlington golf course, June 1970.  EKU Photograph Collection.
    EKU President Robert Martin at the grand opening of the Arlington golf course, June 1970. EKU Photograph Collection.
Ellis, William E. 2015. A history of Eastern Kentucky University : the school of opportunity. n.p.: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.

“Arlington Residence ,” Discover EKU, accessed July 23, 2018, https://discovereku.eku.edu/items/show/1499.