The Kentucky Trust

for Historic Preservation

“We Preserve Kentucky’s Heritage. Please join us and connect with of Kentuckians dedicated to preserving our Commonwealth’s unique places. Our success depends on you.”



Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation

P.O. Box 1112
Frankfort, KY 40602-1112


 

2022 Workshops & Trainings


Historic Hike of Lower Howard's Creek
November 6, 2020


This event is free, but registration is required.

Join us for a preservation themed hike of Lower Howard's Creek.

Soon after the establishment of the Kentucky Trust our founder Bob Polsgove began assisting in a project to save a settlement era industrial center of Kentucky and what would become the Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve. Bob guided Clark County in the survey of historic resources and in the procurement of grant funds through the Kentucky Natural Heritage Land Conservation Fund to establish the preserve. Now more than 20 years later, join our members to revisit this successful project and see the wonder that is Lower Howard's Creek.

Our guided hike will explore the historic structure located in the preserve along a 1.4 mile (2.8 miles total) hiking trail. This is a free event but registration is required.

Lower Howard's Creek valley was an pioneer era industrial center for water-powered stone milling in the 18th and 19th centuries. Five of the stone buildings that remain are on the National Register of Historic Places, and one can still find the rock fences and hike the historic wagon road winding down into the steep, forested gorge. The Clark County Fiscal Court dedicated 228 acres of Lower Howard's Creek in Clark County on Jan. 22, 2001. Additional land purchases has now brought the preserve to 423 acres.

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