Kentucky history is on proud display all across the state. Whether you head to Rabbit Hash to visit the oldest general store in the state, wander the cobblestone streets of historic Bardstown, or learn about the state’s ties to the American Civil War at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, history is alive and well in Kentucky. However, no place is the past more hauntingly fascinating than Blue Heron, an old Kentucky mining hub and bonafide Bluegrass ghost town. If you’re fascinated by gold mines in Kentucky, you’ll want to keep reading.

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Have you visited Blue Heron, Kentucky, before? Did you know about the fascinating mining history preserved in this small KY town? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! And be sure to check out this list of unique places to stay near Blue Heron, Kentucky if you’re planning to visit.

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