Near Burlington in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
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.
Rabbit Hash, Kentucky
National Register District
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is December 4, 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. marker is in “downtown” Rabbit Hash, just across the street from the General Store. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10000 Lower River Rd, Burlington KY 41005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Passage To Freedom From Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Barkshire Family (approx. 0.6 miles away in Indiana); 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 / General E.R.S. Canby (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fulton Burying Ground (approx. 2.2 miles away in Indiana).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.