BLUES TO BLUEGRASS SCENIC BYWAY - HANCOCK COUNTY

Travel North on Hwy 69 through the community of Roseville

·      Roseville Cemetery

Continue North to PATESVILLE

  • Future site of the Victorian One-Room School House and Visitor Center
  • Mount Eden Church – First Baptist Church in Hancock County
  • (see left) View from Hawesville overlooking the Ohio River
Turn left on Hwy 60 brings the traveler to Hawesville, the county seat

Side trip:  2 1⁄2 mile round trip on KY 3199 takes one past cotton mill (c.1864, Riverview Restaurant and Motel (c.1916) (see right), Indian Lake Club and Cabins plus breathtaking view of the Ohio River

Turn right onto Maincross to Bridge Street to Hawesville School Road
  • Historic Downtown with 2nd Oldest Courthouse (c.1867) (see left)
  • Hawesville Elementary School (c.1920)
  • John W. Cannon Memorial
  • Floodwall
  • Masonic Restored Depot which serves as the Hancock County Museum of Local History
SIDE TRIP: Just off Bridge Street are two historic homes (Fern Creek and Rock Ledge Mansions) next to R.R near river. There is also a rock wall and natural cave.
Going back to Hwy 60, turn right
  • CSX Railroad Tracks to the right. 
  • On the left is Vaswood Park (a very worthwhile sidetrip that includes picnic areas, lake, campgrounds, ball fields, covered bridge, suspension bridge and more.)
  • A few miles further on the right, one will see Robert C. Beachum’s home (c.1850) and historic marker
Turn onto Hwy 334 W
  • City of Troy, oldest incorporated city in Indiana, is visible across the river.
  • Emmick Farm and historic marker
  • Pate House, site of President Lincoln's Trial (see right)
South on Hwy 657.

Historic community of Lewisport which includes a city park on the riverfront and farm museum

Turn west onto Hwy 60 takes one into Daviess County.
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