With the end of hunting season and the fall of the leaves, I embarked on a journey through state forests and wildlife management areas near my home to uncover the remnants of old pig iron furnaces.
The Big Sandy River, bordering Kentucky and West Virginia, was once a bustling waterway with locks and dams to facilitate commerce. Its significance waned with the advent of railroads leading to the abandonment of most locks by 1947.
The Covington Waterworks Bridge over the Licking River between Covington and Wilder, Kentucky has a peculiar backstory.
The Old Louis Hunter Distillery, established in 1850 as Megibben & Bramble and renowned for its Excelsior bourbon, experienced a tumultuous history of closures and re-openings due to Prohibition, wartime production changes, and economic challenges,
At sunrise, a stunning fog enshrouded the Kentucky River Palisades and the deserted Young’s High Bridge in central Kentucky.
The Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Railroad’s Rowland Branch stands as a testament to an era when railroads were the heartbeats of American towns. Stretching across 33 miles, this line linked Stanford on the L&N’s Lebanon Branch to Richmond, passing through Lancaster.
In the heart of Johnson County, Kentucky, lies Van Lear, a once bustling coal camp.
I visited two former Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad branch lines in eastern Kentucky that have been transformed into rail trails on a pleasant spring afternoon.
The Maybrook Line of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad provided a crucial east-west freight transportation route between Maybrook, New York, and Derby, Connecticut. After a fire damaged the Hudson River crossing, much of the line was abandoned. Portions of the Maybrook Line now serve as a rail-to-trail.
Last month, it was announced that the shuttered Merchants Ice and Cold Storage tower in Louisville, Kentucky, would be redeveloped.
I stumbled upon a circa 1970-71 Chevrolet Corvette Stringray, abandoned on the side of a road in Kentucky.
The stacks at the former Elmer Smith Power Plant were imploded today.
Let’s look into two of the Louisville Southern Railroad’s most significant bridges in Kentucky.
Sherman Cahal and Adam Paris, authors of the newly released book Abandoned Kentucky, recently visited the former Old Taylor Distillery…
Tater Knob Lookout Tower is an abandoned fire lookout tower in Bath County, Kentucky.
We are bursting with pride to be able to hold our finished book, Abandoned Kentucky, in our hands. We were…
Located along the Kentucky River Palisades is a unique but abandoned fluorspar mine turned speakeasy.
An abandoned railroad bridge over the Levisa Fork in Pike County, Kentucky seemed a little out of place.
Snaking through the southern reaches of Floyd County, Kentucky is the remains of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Long Fork Subdivision that connected to some of the most prosperous coal mines in the state.
The Amanda Furnace and BOF at the former Armco/AK Steel Ashland Works were simultaneously imploded at 8:30 AM this morning….
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