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Near Burlington in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rabbit Hash

 
 
Rabbit Hash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
1. Rabbit Hash Marker
Side A
Inscription.

Side A

Rabbit Hash Kentucky circa 1813
Ohio River Mile 506.1 below Pittsburg
one of only a few remaining early 19th century towns along the 981- mile course of the Ohio River. The Rabbit Hash National Registry encompasses 33 acres of this linear rural/agricultural/commercial village, characterized by its eclectic vernacular Ohio River architecture.

This western Boone County hamlet owes its very life and existence to the river, but due to a huge sandbar and shallow water on this side of the river, riverboat access to Rabbit Hash was nearly impossible. Consequently, Rising Sun, Indiana (Est. 1814). Located across the river, overshadowed Rabbit Hash as a steamboat destination. However, continuous ferry boat operation afforded Rabbit Hash the benefits and ammenites of river commerce, transportation and communication.

Just as the beautiful Ohio gives life ans substance, so also it can take them away. Ever subject to floods and ice. Rabbit Hash has survived the whims of both nature and man.

Side B

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

National Register District

Recognized and Honored by United States Department of Interior by being placed on the National Register of historic places December 4, 2003
 
Erected
Rabbit Hash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
2. Rabbit Hash Marker
Side B
2003.
 
Location. 38° 56.525′ N, 84° 50.777′ W. Marker is near Burlington, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is on Lower River Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. marker is in “downtown” Rabbit Hash, just across the street from the General Store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10000 Lower River Rd, Burlington KY 41005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Passage To Freedom From Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Ohio County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); Ohio County Court House (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); Piatt's Landing & (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fulton Burying Ground (approx. 2.2 miles away in Indiana); The Dinsmore Homestead (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Rabbit Hash Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
3. Rabbit Hash Marker Site
full view of marker, old wooden marker can be seen at the left
Rabbit Hash General Store image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
4. Rabbit Hash General Store
Rabbit Hash Landing sign image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
5. Rabbit Hash Landing sign
Rabbit Hash Landing image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
6. Rabbit Hash Landing
the "street" leading to the landing. Ohio River visible in background. To the right, in a backyard, is the Underground Railroad marker, (to be the subject of another HMDB page)
old Rabbit Hash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
7. old Rabbit Hash Marker
weathered old wooden marker names of early settlers, NOTE: Jacob Piatt from Piatt's Landing, see that marker on HMDB
Rabbit Hash image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
8. Rabbit Hash
local business sign
Rabbit Hash Sign image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
9. Rabbit Hash Sign
everyone is welcome in Rabbit Hash
Rabbit Hash Sign image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
10. Rabbit Hash Sign
approaching Rabbit Hash from the south, on Lower River Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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