The Restored Coal Town In Kentucky That Takes You Back In Time

It’s no secret that Kentucky was once a vital part of the mining industry and that there are still traces of these communities scattered across the state. Coal mining was a way of life for many Kentuckians and it’s fascinating to many today. Located in scenic McCreary County, one particular mining area has been restored for visitors to experience for themselves. The Blue Heron Mining Community is an intriguing coal town that takes you back in time to a fascinating piece of Kentucky history.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

The Blue Heron Mining Community is one of many destinations in McCreary County that makes this one of the most interesting and beautiful areas of our state. Have you visited this restored coal town? Did you take the train or drive yourself? Let us know in the comments!

The Blue Heron Community & Interpretive Center is located on Blue Heron Road in Stearns, Kentucky. For more information, visit here and scroll down to the Blue Heron section.

And for another coal mining experience, check out our Eastern Kentucky Road Trip in a previous article here.