OHIO COUNTY A - Starting at ROCKPORT just off the West Kentucky Parkway on Hwy 62 to Hwy 85 North to CENTERTOWN. B - Right on Hwy 69 to HARTFORD (County Seat).
- Antique Shop C - South on Hwy 231 to BEAVER DAM
- Historic Bank
- Four Antique Shops
- Home of the Crabb Family Music Group D - West on Hwy 62 to ROSINE
- Home of Bill Monroe E - North on Hwy 1544 towards SULPHUR SPRINGS
- Bill Monroe Gravesite and Monument F - Continue North to Hwy 878/1544 then right at Hwy 69 to DUNDEE
- "Home of the Goat"
- Home of Liz Davis - Folk Artist Doll Maker G - Hwy 69 then left on Hwy 54 to FORDSVILLE
- Railroad Museum
Then North on Hwy 69 into HANCOCK COUNTY.
H - Travel North on Hwy 69 through the community of ROSEVILLE
- Roseville Cemetery I - Continue North on Hwy 69 to Mt. Eden
- Mount Eden Church - First Baptist Church in Hancock County
- Future site of the Victoria One-Room School House/ Visitor Center J - Turning left on Hwy 60 brings the traveler to HAWESVILLE (County Seat)
Side Trip: 2-1/2 mi round trip on KY3199 takes one past cotton mill
(c.1864), Riverview Restaurant and Motel (c.1916), Indian Lake Club
and Cabins plus breathtaking view of the Ohio River. K - Turn right onto Maincross to Bridge St. to Hawesville School Road.
- Historic Downtown with 2nd oldest courthouse (c.1867), Hawesville
Elementary School (c.1920), John W. Cannon Memorial, Floodwall,
Masonic Restored Depot which serves as the Hancock County Museum
of Local History.
Side trip: Just off Bridge St. are two historic homes (Fern Creek and
Rock Ledge Mansions) next to R.R. near river. There is also a rock wall
and natural cave. L - Going back to Hwy 60, turn right.
- CSX Railroad Tracks to the right.
- On the left is Vaswood Park (a very worthwhile sidetrip that includes
picnic areas, lake, campgrounds, ball fields, covered bridge,
suspension bridge and more).
- A few miles further on the right, one will see Robert C. Beachum's home
(c.1850) and historic marker. M - Turning onto Hwy 334 W.
- City of Troy, oldest incorporated city in Indiana, is visible across the
- Emmick Farm and historic marker
- Pate House, site of President Lincoln's Trial N - Turn south onto Hwy 657.
- Historic community of LEWISPORT which includes a city park on the
riverfront and farm museum.
Turning west onto Hwy 60 takes one into Daviess Co.
DAVIESS COUNTY O - Traveling along Hwy 60
- Scenic farmland
- City of MACEO, Holy Spirit Church P - Entering the City of OWENSBORO, County Seat of Daviess Co., one passes by:
- Chamber of Commerce, County Jail, many churches and other historic buildings
- Owensboro/Daviess Co. Visitor Center, Museum of Science and History, Owensboro
Museum of Fine Arts, Riverpark Center and International Bluegrass Museum.
Continuing west on Hwy 60 will take one past historic markers about George Mason,
Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Joseph Henson Trail. Q - Turn left on Hwy 60 Bypass then right onto Hwy 56 takes one past:
- Harvest Temple
- Grove Pleasant Church
- Through the town of SORGHO
- Mount St. Joseph Academy near MAPLE MOUNT and Possum Trot Road before
entering McLean Co.
R - Continuing on Hwy 56 through the community of ELBA (pop. 40-50)
- Old school on the left
Ending in the town of BEECH GROVE connecting with the EVERLY BROTHERS ROCK-N-ROLL TRAIL at the intersection of Hwy 56 and 136.
Other Bluegrass Links:
International Bluegrass Museum Owensboro is home to the world-renowned International Bluegrass Music Museum, located in the beautiful Riverpark Complex. Center is rich with culture, art, history, adventure and positive human interaction by experiencing its all-new series of interactive hands-on guided tours available daily to groups of all ages. ROMP (River of Music Party) is held in June, click here for more information.
Kentucky Opry Country Music Show in Western Kentucky
Live County Music Variety Show! The Kentucky Opry offers tour groups and families the best in wholesome entertainment. Branson type shows year round. Located in Benton just 5 miles south of Kentucky Dam on Kentucky Lake in Marshall County Kentucky.
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