Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield

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  • Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield

    The Battle of  Tebbs Bend, July 4, 1863, was “one of the most outstanding small victories in the Civil War.”

    John Hunt Morgan, and his dauntless cavalrymen, roamed the countryside of Taylor and surrounding counties in KY, burning Pleasant Hill Church, stockades and bridges, tearing up rail lines, and striking fear into the hearts of Kentuckians, with Union forces in hot pursuit. The “invincible” Morgan met his match in Michigan’s Col. Orlando Moore at the decisive bloody battle of Tebbs Bend, July 4, 1863.

    To learn more about the Battle of Tebbs Bend order your own signed copy of “Morgan is Coming” written by Campbellsville’s very own historian, teacher and author Betty J. Gorin.

    Battle of Tebbs Bend Driving Tour

    Follow the trails of Confederate John Hunt Morgan on this 3 mile driving tour and learn what happened as Morgan and his men passed through the area. The driving tour is open year around and you’ll find 12 stops along the route.

    Stop in at The Toll Gate House, (1A) on the Tebbs Bend Driving Tour,  serves as a transportation museum showcasing photographs of Taylor County toll houses, toll keepers and some of the rates charged from as far back as the 1800’s.

    Hiking Trails

    The Tebbs Bend Green River Nature Trails have over 4 miles of scenic hiking trails. There are two trail heads to these trails. One is located right behind the Toll Gate House at 327 Tebbs Bend Road and the other is  located at the adjacent property of the historical farm, Homeplace on Green River.

    Maps

    Battle of Tebbs Bend Driving Tour Map

    Tebbs Bend Green River Nature Trail Map

    Trail Maps for Campbellsville, Green River Lake & Taylor County

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