The town of Patriot is the only incorporated town in the United States with that patriotic name. It was established in 1820 and incorporated in 1848. They hold a 9/11 remembrance each year, as well as a July 4th parade and celebration. Standing in the Patriot Memorial Park is a 300 pound piece of steel from the top beam of one of the Twin Towers. Elwood Mead, who was head of the US Bureau of Reclamation from 1924 to 1936, and oversaw construction of the Hoover Dam, is from Patriot.
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Union, Kentucky is known as being the “Birthplace of American Vertebrate Paleontology”. Thomas Jefferson had a fascination with Big Bone Lick and the mysterious remains of giant animals…
Explore this quaint creek which is part of The Gunpowder Creek Watershed, a 143 mile stretch of perennial line streams in northwestern Kentucky.