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Park City in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bell's Tavern

 
 
Bell's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. Bell's Tavern Marker
Inscription. Erected by Wm. Bell, 1830. Stage stop for his lines that brought visitors to Mammoth Cave when first promoted. Famed in U.S. and Europe for elite patrons, cuisine and magic peach and honey brandy for “Joy before the journey’s end”, until it burned 1860. Civil War doomed completion of new tavern begun by grandson, Wm. F. Bell and his stepfather, George M. Proctor.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1039.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 5.52′ N, 86° 2.986′ W. Marker is in Park City, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is on Old Dixie Highway (State Highway 255) west of J. Brown Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Park City KY 42160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diamond Caverns (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Diamond Caverns (approx. 1.8 miles away); Locust Grove Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Union City: Cave Crossroads
Marker in Front of Ruins of Bell's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Marker in Front of Ruins of Bell's Tavern
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Hearth and Home (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sand Cave (approx. 4 miles away); The Forest Returns (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Trestle and the Highway (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Park City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
View to East Along Old Dixie Highway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
3. View to East Along Old Dixie Highway
Marker on right (south) side of road
Ruins of Bell's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
4. Ruins of Bell's Tavern
View of west end of ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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