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Explore Kentucky coal mining history, frontier life and more

The many historical places in Kentucky reflect the diverse heritage that the state proudly represents. Visit Hodgenville and walk the hallowed grounds of the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. At Harrodsburg and Boonesborough, watch history come alive as costumed interpreters portray life on the rugged frontier in pre-Revolutionary War forts. Kentucky’s development was shaped by its many waterways, and visiting Ohio River towns from Paducah to Maysville and Ashland will impart a glimpse into how the river brought life to the young commercial center. Learn about Kentucky coal mining history and see how coal has played such an important role in Kentucky’s industrial and cultural heritage by visiting mining company towns like Benham and Lynch in the Appalachian Mountains.

Visit the hundreds of historical places in Kentucky and brush up on Kentucky coal mining history, its famous citizens and its development through the years. Start planning a historic Kentucky trip today!
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Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Horse Cave, KY
Horse Cave, (population 2,250) is located on the southern edge of Hart County. The town is centered on a cave from which it derived its name and water supply.  It was an ...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
The Louisville Quest! is part race, part scavenger hunt and part historical, sight-seeing tour. Teams of 2 – 5 will compete against each other to answer challenge questi...
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Bluegrass Region Augusta, KY
Beautiful walking path along the Ohio River.
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Named the most popular tourist attraction in Kentucky by Trip Advisor in ... experience available at all hours. More than 50 life-sized panoramic murals by renowned artist ...
Bourbon, Horses & History Frankfort, KY
pspl.org The Paul Sawyier Public Library strives to provide, on equal terms, free library services to all residents of Franklin County. Paul Sawyier Public Library 319 Wap...
Bourbon, Horses & History Harrodsburg, KY
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is America’s largest restored Shaker village. Learn about the Shaker lessons of sustainability, ingenuity and community. The villa...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
The ShakeRag Historic District in the downtown area is recognized for its significance to African-American history. Located along the north end of State Street, it was placed ...
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Step back in time at Troutt Old Time General Store and Market. We offer a wide variety of old fashioned sodas, candies, jams, jellies, fresh baked goodies and lunch items. We ...
Bourbon, Horses & History Winchester, KY
Winchester, the seat of Clark County in central Kentucky since the county was created in 1792, is located at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 627, south of I-64. The town wa...
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