Abandoned places tell a story. Some places have great history while others are cloaked in mystery.
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.
St. Stephen’s Church in Land Between The Lakes
The tombstone of John Y. Whaley in the middle of Kentucky Lake.
Rather interesting things are revealed when Kentucky Lake is lowered this time each year. The lake, managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), is lowered about five feet every July…
Kentucky Lake’s Winter Pool Reveals ‘Cemetery Island’
The bridge, once an important link for Marshall County across Clark's River, has been closed for many years.
In the Clark's River bottoms on Dogtown Road in Marshall County, Ky. lies an abandoned bridge that dates back to 1919.The bridge crosses Clark’s River and has a length of…
Old Dogtown Road Bridge
The old Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge headquarters still stands.
I found another old building in LBL, tucked away and mostly
forgotten about in the northern part of Empire Point. It’s important to dive into the backstory of
this building before I go on.
Before Land Between The Lakes came into existence in the 1960s, a large chunk of the lands along and north of US 68 were already a wildlife refuge, known as the Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge.
Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge