Explore The Four Rivers Region

It’s all about adventure, making memories, and discovering new places.  The Four Rivers Region is waiting to be explored!

MOST RECENT EXPLORATIONS & FEATURES

Wickliffe Mounds

Nearly 1,000 years ago, Native Americans settled on a large hill overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.  With...

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Fort Defiance Park

Fort Defiance Park in Cairo, Illinois, marks one of the world’s most important river confluences – the Ohio and Mississippi.  On...

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Fort Jefferson, Kentucky

If you’ve traveled through Wickliffe, perhaps making a run to Lamberts in Sikeston for some “throwed rolls”, a large cross sitting...

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Henrietta County, Kentucky

Did you know Aurora, Kentucky, the little tourist community on Kentucky Lake, almost became the county seat of Henrietta County? What?...

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Callowaytown, Kentucky

Early settlers in Calloway County founded one of the first towns in the county known as “Callaway”.  The Kentucky General Assembly...

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NEW FEATURE - THE TIMELINE

Enjoy The Timeline – an interactive chronology of key events in the Four Rivers Region – always a work in progress.

Old TOwns & VILLAGES

The majority of the Four Rivers Region is made up of small towns and villages. 
Some of those communities continue to thrive today while others are only remembered in history.

POSTSCRIPTS

Old Towns & Villages’ Postscripts features factual nuggets and short snippets of stories from throughout the Four Rivers Region.

WHERE IS THE FOUR RIVERS REGION?

The Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers make up the Four Rivers Region.  Right in the middle of the country, it would seem fitting these arteries would flow through America’s Heartland.  Four Rivers Explorer showcases the unique wonders and historical anecdotes of this often-overlooked part of the United States.