BLUES TO BLUEGRASS SCENIC BYWAY - HENDERSON COUNTY
W.C. HANDY - BLUES TRAIL SECTION
As one travels into Henderson County, one goes through the community of: CORYDON (pop. 874) and continues north to HENDERSON (County Seat).
Turn left onto 1st Street which takes one into Historic Downtown HENDERSON. Turn left onto Elm Street.
00 Block - East Side - Oldest African American Church
West Side - Central Park/City Building
100 Block - East/West Side - Historic homes
200 Block - East Side - Lazarus Powell Home
West Side - Norment Home
- Turn right onto Clay Street.
- Right onto Main Street.
200 Block - West Side - W.C. Handy home
East Side - Mary Toules Sasen House
100 Block - West Side - Carnegie Library
East Side - Church
000 Block - West Side - Judicial Building
East Side - Courthouse, Central Park (oldest park west of the Alleghanies); might want to drive by historic Omens Seminary (400 block).
Left onto 1st Street.
Audubon bronze sculpture at Post Office
Right onto Water Street. Audubon Mill Park, Amphitheater, Sunset Park, Railroad Ridge and Playground.
Left onto Main Street, turn right on 12th and back to Hwy 60E to OWENSBORO which connects to the BILL MONROE BLUEGRASS TRAIL.
Other Sites in the County:
- John James Audubon State Park and Museum
- Henderson Fine Arts Center (above photo)
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