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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Lake Barkley Bridge Access at Canton
The newly developed Lake Barkley Bridge Trail Access features a nice parking area and interpretive signage.

Lake Barkley Bridge Access at Canton

Folks who love taking a stroll or even a long hike will enjoy one of this area's newest attractions.  On the east side of the new Lake Barkley bridge, a…

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Hematite Lake
Hematite Dam has spillways that are beautiful - but the main attraction is the 2.2 mile hiking trail that surrounds the lake.

Hematite Lake

One could say Hematite Lake is a well-kept secret, but locals know it as a beautiful place to hike just about any time of the year.

Hematite Lake is located near Lake Barkley in Land Between The Lakes, about 15 minutes north of either the Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton or the Golden Pond Visitors Center.

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