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Oldtown in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Greenup County's Crowning Jewel

 

— Greenbo Lake State Resort Park —

 
Greenup County's Crowning Jewl Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
1. Greenup County's Crowning Jewl Marker
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The centerpiece of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is beautiful 225-acre Greenbo Lake. Explore the lake with a relaxing canoe, motor boat or pontoon ride or by bicycle. Bike and boat rentals make it easy and enjoyable. Try your luck at fishing - Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is home to two state large mouth bass records! The lake also supports bluegill, crappie, catfish and trout. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the park on the twenty-five miles of hiking trails or cool off in the community pool. If your taste turns more to music and the arts, be sure to catch a performance in the outdoor theatre.

The Jesse Stuart Lodge, named in honor of famous poet laureate Jesse Hilton Stuart, is a home away from home. Sit by the big copper fireplace and relax with a novel or check out the delicious cuisine prepared by the chef in the dining room. If camping is more your style, you are sure to appreciate the 63-site campground with utility hook-ups and 35 primitive sites.

Two historic structures, Buffalo Iron Furnace, located in the Park, and Oldtown Covered Bridge, a few miles from the Park's main entrance, invite investigation.

Greenup County's Crowning Jewl Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
2. Greenup County's Crowning Jewl Marker
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The massive stone tower of the Buffalo Furnace, built in 1851 by Hollister and Company, is a tangible reminder, of Greenup County's industrial past. Built in 1880 on Burr's Patented Design, Old Town Covered Bridge has a center stone support with two unequal spans. The 192-foot bridge was restored in 1992-1993. Open only to pedestrians, it is located on County. Road 705 (closed) just south of the community of Oldtown, approximately 6 miles south of the Park's main entrance.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 38° 28.767′ N, 82° 53.15′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker can be reached from Main Road (State Highway 1711) south of Pool Road, on the right when traveling north. Take the first right before Pool road into the parking lot. The marker is on the grounds of the Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Pool Rd, Greenup KY 41144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffalo Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (about 600 feet away); Greenup Association of Baptists (approx. 2.7 miles
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away); Grave of Lucy Virgin Downs (approx. 2.8 miles away); Laurel Furnace / Iron Made In Kentucky (approx. 2.8 miles away); E. K. Railway (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hopewell Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 4½ miles away); a different marker also named Grave of Lucy Virgin Downs (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 28, 2022