The L&N Turnpike

The L&N Turnpike (HMQRM)

Location: Munfordville, KY 42765 Hart County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.005', W 85° 53.318'

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1830s - 1930s

The Louisville and Nashville Turnpike was established in the 1830s, following an ancient path used by herds of buffalo, by Native American peoples, and early European settlers. It followed the Phillips Trace, one of a handful of pioneer roads leading to points north and south, to fortified places in the wilderness. For generations this road was the main route, and easiest crossing, from Louisville to Nashville. It was macadamized before the Civil War, though the river remained an obstacle. A new bridge, built in 1906 by the Munfordville Bridge Company, solved the problem for horses and pedestrians alike, and later, cars. In time, however, the Turnpike took on a new name—U.S. Highway 31W—and a new bridge rendered this one obsolete.

Still, generations have continued to use the remains of the Turnpike, both north and south, to reach Green River, right up to the present day.
Placed ByCity of Munfordville
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598540 N 4125043
Decimal Degrees37.26675000, -85.88863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.005', W 85° 53.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 0.30" N, 85° 53' 19.08" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 River Rd, Munfordville KY 42765, US
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