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

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

circa 1813

 

— Ohio River Mile 506.1 below Pittsburgh —

 
Rabbit Hash Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
1. Rabbit Hash Marker
Side A
Inscription.  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
Rabbit Hash Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
2. Rabbit Hash Marker
Side B
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historic places December 4, 2003
 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & 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 walking distance of this marker. Passage To Freedom From Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fulton's Arrival (approx. 0.6 miles away in Indiana); Barkshire Family (approx. 0.6 miles away in Indiana); Ohio County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away in Indiana); Welcome to Historic Rising Sun (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).
 
Rabbit Hash Marker Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
4. Rabbit Hash General Store
Rabbit Hash Landing sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
5. Rabbit Hash Landing sign
Rabbit Hash Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
8. Rabbit Hash
local business sign
Rabbit Hash Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
10. Rabbit Hash Sign
approaching Rabbit Hash from the south, on Lower River Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 40 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.

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Nov. 28, 2022