Local Interest

Local Information

Logan County Chamber of Commerce

City of Russellville

Logan County Tourism Website


Historic Sites

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South Union Early Shaker community; Museum housed in original Center House; several buildings remain, some open for public tours

Old Southern Bank of Kentucky Original building still standing and occupied as private residence, robbed by Jesse James Gang; current bank building may be only bank in the United States featuring a large mural of the bank being robbed.
Bibb House Home of Colonel Richard Bibb who freed his slaves, provided land to establish a community for those who wished to stay and provided funding for those who wished to move to Liberia; an experimental gardener who developed Bibb lettuce.

Logan Co. History Site

Presley O’Bannon Home Original building still standing and currently occupied as private residence; O’Bannon was Marine Corps hero of the Battle of Tripoli.
Jefferson Davis Monument Located at Fairview, KY; obelisk in the style of the Washington Monument erected to honor the president of the Confederacy

Kentucky State Parks Website

Wiki Article: Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

Red River Meeting House Reproduction of site of beginning of the Great Revival of 1801.
Governor’s Corner Original buildings still standing; homes of two of Kentucky’s early governors.
Saddle Factory The 1817 Saddle Factory Museum owned and operated by Historic Russellville, Inc. is a four-story brick building that may be Kentucky's oldest industrial building.
Harrison’s Mill Building no longer standing; site of famous duel in which future president Andrew Jackson fatally shot Charles Dickinson, who had made insulting remarks about Jackson’s wife, Rachel.
Diamond Springs Early mineral water spa  
Logan County Courthouse

Site of numerous historic markers, one to James Bowie, hero of the Alamo, born in Logan County

Site of fish weathervane complete with bullet hole variously attributed to James Gang, Confederate soldiers, Union soldiers, and “unknown persons.”

Across the street is The Clark House - the site of the convention held to establish a Confederate government in Kentucky. Confederate capital later moved to Bowling Green.

Hobson Grove

Historic home in Bowling Green, open for public tours.


Natural Features & Local Attractions

Lost River Cave Underground river giving access to cave boat trips; attracted famous bands for dancing during the 1920s and 1930s. http://www.lostrivercave.com/
Mammoth Cave National Park Karst Region Large cave system with numerous tour opportunities approximately 45 miles northeast of Russellville. http://www.nps.gov/maca/
National Corvette Plant and Museum Only manufacturing facility for Corvettes in the world; museum featuring history of Corvette manufacturing and celebration of sports car culture http://www.corvettemuseum.com/
Western Kentucky University and Kentucky Museum University established in 1906 has grown to be third largest in Kentucky; museum features artifacts, genealogical, and historical documents related to the state’s history and culture. http://www.wku.edu/Library/museum/
Beach Bend Park and Raceway Beach Bend is the summertime park. Located in Bowling Green, Ky, Beach Bend is an amusement park, Waterpark, Campground, and Racetrack. http://www.beechbend.com/
Nashville/Music City Home of country music features music of all kinds—rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, bluegrass, and classical; features reproduction of The Parthenon, museums, eateries, and theatres; located 60 miles due south.