• Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield

      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

    • Green River Lake

      Come Explore Green River Lake! Green River Lake is a  recreational paradise offering 8,210 acres of beauty and excitement! Two of the county’s eleven campgrounds can be found lakeside, offering adventure-seekers a front row seat to all the recreational opportunities Green River Lake has to offer. With an average depth of 50 feet and a distance of one mile at its widest point, Green River Lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating and water skiing – with over 50 miles of trails that twist around the picture-perfect spot. Visitors can explore the terrain by hiking, mountain biking, even horseback riding. Looking for a little R&R? Public beaches at Green River Lake State Park Campground and Smith Ridge Recreational Area are a welcome respite on a warm summer day. Twelve boat ramps are available for public use at Green River Lake, including one at each campground. Three marinas offer full services on the lake, including boat rental, slip rental, gas, bait, fishing gear, and picnicking supplies. Fishing at Green can be quite rewarding too. Walleye, crappie, white bass, channel catfish, muskie and bluegill are all found in good numbers in the lake. Hunting on the land surrounding Green River Lake is also popular.   Green River Lake Quick Facts 8,210 acre lake 147 miles of shoreline Average depth of 50 feet 28 miles from one end to the next and one mile across at its widest point 3 full service Marinas on Green River Lake offer all types of boat rentals including paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, jet skis, ski boats, fishing boats and houseboats The floating cabins at Green River Marina will accommodate up to eight persons Condo rentals at Emerald Isle Marina will accommodate up to eight persons (adjoining units may be requested) You complimentary slip rental is provided for your boat when you rent a read more