Four Rivers Explorer loves to showcase old towns and villages, some of which may not exist anymore.  They have a history – some good, some bad, but all with a worthwhile story to share.

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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Star Lime Works, Kentucky
TVA archive photo of the town of Star Lime Works, Kentucky. The general store is seen at right.

Star Lime Works, Kentucky

With the seasonally low lake levels, I recently had the chance to explore the former location of Star Lime Works, Kentucky.  Star Lime Works was a tiny hamlet located in…

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Olive, Kentucky

Olive, Kentucky is a small community located in southeastern Marshall County, about seven miles southeast of Benton. History of Olive Olive can be traced back to the times before the…

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Dogtown, Kentucky
New highways signs in August 2020 designates the community of Dogtown.

Dogtown, Kentucky

One of the more peculiar names for a community in the Four Rivers Region, Dogtown is located on Kentucky 1445 (Dogtown Road) just southeast of Benton. History of Dogtown It's…

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