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These 11 Historic Villages In Kentucky Will Transport You Into A Different Time

We do not often get to see or experience what life was like 100 or more years ago. Fortunately, some wonderful historians foresaw the wisdom of treasuring some of our architectural heritage. Old villages, settlements and buildings have been repaired and preserved into what is now a variety of historic villages in Kentucky.

Here are 11 historic villages in Kentucky that are worth a visit:

11. Merchant Row

The historic Merchant’s Row in Perryville has been around since 1840. The video above gives a brief review of the beautiful and ancient architecture.

Today’s generations are blessed with the capability to revisit the way our ancestors and the previous residents survived. The hard work and preservation that has taken place allow us to experience the historic villages of Kentucky first hand. Just imagine, no cars, no power tools, unless you count man powered, and no fancy washing machines.  Kentuckians really worked hard for what they had back then.

These are just a few of our preserved settlements. Have you visited any of these historic villages in Kentucky? Do you have another favored historical spot?

Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.