How Linton, Kentucky Got Its Name
The site of the landing at Linton, Kentucky. A ferry crossed the river here to link people with Model, Tennessee.

How Linton, Kentucky Got Its Name

Shortly after writing the feature on Linton, Kentucky, I discovered a clue regarding how Linton, Kentucky got its name. The community was first known as Olive's Landing, and then Shipsport,…

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Linton, Kentucky
The cliffs just downstream from the old town of Linton, Kentucky.

Linton, Kentucky

Linton, Kentucky has a similar tale of towns perched alongside rivers.  The story is familiar - a promising shipping point in the early pioneer days only to be left behind…

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St. Stephen’s Church in Land Between The Lakes

St. Stephen’s Church in Land Between The Lakes is historically significant because it is only one of a handful of the known original remaining buildings in LBL. The church was built in 1900 by German Americans seeking a place to worship. The final regular service was held sometime around 1942. For the next several decades, the church sat vacant next to the church’s cemetery.

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TVA Land Acquisition Maps

The Kentucky Dam project was the largest and most ambitious from the new deal era of the Tennessee Valley Authority.  The creation of Kentucky Lake would take years of planning…

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