is said to have been the best shot and the best corn shucker in the community. This home also played an important part in early religious life, for it was here that Alexander Campbell and Elder John Smith ("Raccoon John") conducted some of the first meetings of the Christian Church (see Tour 15).
At 116.4 m. is the junction with US 60 (see Tour 16), 8 miles east of Louisville.
( Aberdeen, Ohio) -- Maysville -- Georgelown -- Versailles -- Bardstown -- Elizabeth town -- Central City -- Paducah; US 62. Ohio Line to Paducah, 358.9 m.
Hard-surfaced roadbed throughout. Illinois Central R.R. roughly parallels route between Elizabethtown and Paducah; Southern Ry. between Georgetown and Versailles. All types of accommodations in larger towns; limited elsewhere.
This route, a pleasant alternate to the more congested and commercialized highways across the State, traverses the steep hills along the Ohio River, the rich bottomlands of the Licking River Valley, and the rolling pasture lands of the Bluegrass. Between Springfield and Leitchfield it winds through the Knobs area; between Leitchfield and the Cumberland River it skirts undulating farm lands of the Pennyrile -- local variant of pennyroyal, a pungent, aromatic plant of the mint family that grows in abundance along the banks of the streams. Between the Cumberland River and Smithland the route passes through a semibarren region that forms a watershed between the Cumberland and Ohio Rivers. These diverse physical features have produced a corresponding diversity of modes and conditions of life.
US 62 crosses the Ohio Line, 0 m., on the north bank of the Ohio River; the river is crossed on a toll bridge (toll 25¢), at Aberdeen, Ohio (see Ohio Tour 3).
MAYSVILLE, 0.5 m. (448 alt., 6,557 pop.) (see Tour 15), is at the junction with US 68 (see Tour 15) and State 10 (see Tour 11).
Between Maysville and WASHINGTON, 4.6 m. (500 pop.) (see Tour 15), US 62 and US 68 are one route (see Tour 15).
Southwest of Washington US 62, extending along one of the high, rolling ridges that jut northward from the Bluegrass plateau, affords frequent far-reaching views of quiet green valleys and wooded hills, deep blue in the distance. The road winds through a sparsely settled
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Publication information: Book title: Kentucky:A Guide to the Bluegrass State. Contributors: Federal Writers' Project - OrganizationName. Publisher: Harcourt, Brace. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1939. Page number: 351.
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