Gypsy Journal (5) 1/1/2009 - 12/31/2009 travel blog

Ohio River from West Point, Kentucky

Elm Street, West Point, Kentucky

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City Hall, West Point, Kentucky

5/17 – 5/20

Three days and 592 miles along US60 brought us to our next stop, West Point, Kentucky. Along the way we had Wal-Mart stops in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Paducah, Kentucky.

West Point is a pleasant little town along the Ohio River. We stayed in a little city park about three blocks outside of town. While in town we visited Fort Duffield. This is Kentucky’s largest and best preserved earth fortified fort. It was constructed in November, 1861 by order of General Sherman for the protection of Louisville from attack via the Louisville-Nashville Turnpike and the Ohio River.

We also took a walking tour of the town. West Point was established in 1796 and was so-named because it was the western most outpost of the “British civilization” as you came down the Ohio river. The town now has a population of 1200 and provides a 4.5 star restaurant called Rhonda’s Country Kitchen (4th & Main Streets 502-922-0024). Joan had fried cauliflower and Ken had the best chicken fried steak and cornbread he has ever had!

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