The Oldest General Store In Kentucky Has A Fascinating History
By Rachel Shulhafer|Published November 08, 2016
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I have lived elsewhere twice, but keep coming back. I'm a video editor and freelance writer who enjoys watching people wearing University of Louisville uniforms excel at sports, scaling the faces of large rocks, and hanging out with my border collie/laborador/cattle dog mutt thingy that I have.
Located on the banks of the Ohio River in northern Kentucky is the quaint little town of Rabbit Hash, population 315. This historic town may have gotten its name from a well-known meal that used rabbit meat. It was a popular meal in the 19th-century, especially among passengers on the steamboats that were traveling down the Ohio. Perhaps the most iconic building in the whole town is the Rabbit Hash General Store, which has a truly fascinating history that is still unfolding.
After the fire, a GoFundMe campaign was launched to raise money for rebuilding that insurance would not cover. They still need to raise more money to get the General Store back to its former glory, so if you are interested in donating, click here.
The Rabbit Hash General Store is located at 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash, KY 41005. For more information on the history of the General Store, visit their website.
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