Golden Pond

Golden Pond, KY Photo


100 Van Meter Drive
Golden Pond KY 42211

Now the name of the administrative and information headquarters for Land Between the Lakes recreational area, Golden Pond was once a Trigg County town synonymous with moonshine whiskey. The community was located between the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers from 1848, at least, to 1969. Supposedly, it was named for a pond that looked like molten gold in the afternoon sun. In the early 1900s, especially during prohibition, Golden Pond was known nationally for high-quality moonshine. The town was removed in 1969 to make room for Land Between the Lakes development.