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Salt Lick in Bath County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

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Cave Run Lake Country

 
 
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Inscription. Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Bath County, Kentucky, embraces history while anticipating the future. Formed in 1811, Bath County has many historic homes, churches, iron furnaces and cemeteries dotting the countryside. In fact, Owingsville, the county seat, boasts a commercial district that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Historic structures include the Bath County Courthouse, constructed in 1866, and the Owings House. Constructed from 1811 to 1814, the Owings House has been the home of Owingsville Banking Company since 1893. The house and its beautiful spiral stairway can be viewed by visiting Owingsville Bank. Owingsville is also known for its Farmers Market and several annual horse shows, including the Owingsville Lions Club Horse Show and the Spotted Saddle Horse Show.

Bath County is home to Cave Run Lake which is one of the best muskee fishing lakes in the United States. Visitors to this 8,270 acre lake, near Slat Lick, can enjoy camping, boating, swimming, and fishing. Miles of scenic trails beckon to horse, mountain bike and ATV riders as well as hikers to come explore the majestic beauty of Daniel Boone National Forest. Drive the interstate or winding backroads to view the beautiful countryside of Bath County.

Beautiful farms, historic buildings, and breathtaking lake scenes

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as well as numerous festivals celebrating family life offer many photo opportunities to capture memories that will last a lifetime.
 
Location. 38° 7.072′ N, 83° 36.935′ W. Marker is in Salt Lick, Kentucky, in Bath County. Marker is on Main Street (Kentucky Route 211), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lick KY 40371, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clear Creek Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); Caney Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away); An Early Boom Town (approx. 4 miles away); Morgan Raiders' Camp (approx. 4 miles away); Bourbon Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 7.2 miles away); Gen. Hood Birthplace (approx. 8.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 8.3 miles away); Bath County (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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