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, 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-round and you’ll find 12 stops along the route.

Stop (1A), The Toll Gate House, 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 1800s.

Battle of Tebbs Bend Driving Tour Brochure Map

Hiking Trails

The Tebbs Bend Green River Nature Trails have over 7 miles of scenic hiking trails. There are two trailheads to these trails. One is located right behind the Toll Gate House and the other is located at the adjacent property of the historical farm, Homeplace on Green River.

View the Tebbs Bend Green River Nature Trails Map

To learn more about trails in the area, check out the county-wide Trail Brochure (updated version coming soon) and visit the Campbellsville/Taylor County Trail Town website.