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

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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Old Dogtown Road Bridge
The bridge, once an important link for Marshall County across Clark's River, has been closed for many years.

Old Dogtown Road Bridge

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…

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Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge
The old Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge headquarters still stands.

Kentucky Woodlands Wildlife Refuge

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.

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