Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The L&N Turnpike
1830s - 1930s
Still, generations have continued to use the remains of the Turnpike, both north and south, to reach Green River, right up to the present day.
Erected by City of Munfordville.
Location. 37° 16.005′ N, 85° 53.318′ W. Marker is in Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on River Road 0.3 miles south of Old Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Part of a series of markers in Thelma Stovall Park highlighting the history of Munfordville,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Buffalo Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Pontooniers! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amos' Ferry (about 700 feet away); Return of the Natives (approx. ¼ mile away); L&N Railroad Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Thelma Hawkins Stovall (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Munford Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); "Boots" Randolph (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munfordville.
More about this marker. The background image is a photo of "The L&N Turnpike Bridge, viewed from the south bank of Green River."
On the lower left is a photo of the bridge site with the caption,"The main support piers for the L&N Turnpike Bridge still stand today."
On the lower right is a photo with the caption,"A youth picnic organized by a local church, 1929. The bridge was often used by local people to travel back and forth from Woodsonville to Munfordville."
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 900 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.