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Golden Pond in Trigg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Golden Pond

 
 
Golden Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. Golden Pond Marker
Inscription.  A town from 1882-1969. Named for nearby pond which gives a golden reflection from the sunrays. It was originally two settlements, Fungo and Golden Pond, later becoming one. Twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt, 1898 and 1936. The town prospered from abundant natural resources in the area, the rich valley soils, the timbered hills, cool springs, iron ore, wildlife.
 
Erected 1970 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1308.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 36° 47.151′ N, 88° 1.458′ W. Marker is in Golden Pond, Kentucky, in Trigg County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 68 and County Road 160, on the right when traveling west on Highway 68. Located at a northside pullout. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cadiz KY 42211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Golden Pond Marker on left looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. Golden Pond Marker on left looking west.
Visitors center is located at 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY.
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flies. St. Joseph's Parish (here, next to this marker); Civil War Sniper (approx. 2.9 miles away); Drummer Boy at 7 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Laura Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 4.1 miles away); Jackson Purchase (approx. 6 miles away); Cherokee State Park (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Court of Trigg County (approx. 8.8 miles away); Trigg Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden Pond.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the ghost town of Golden Pond. (Submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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