BLUES TO BLUEGRASS SCENIC BYWAY - McLEAN COUNTY

Sacramento | Rumsey | Calhoun | Beech Grove

BEECH GROVE
Side Trip: Continue on Hwy 56 through the community of ELBA (population 40-50), old school on the left.
BEECH GROVE connects to the Everly Brothers - Merle Travis Rock-n-Roll Trail at the intersection of Hwy 56 and Hwy 136.
Home along Hwy 136/56
Ward's
Largest New Holland Farm Equipment in North America
- 1976 Centennial Bikeway (Short cut to Daviess County via Hwy 56.)
Beech Grove Fire Department
Home in Beech Grove
Evans Enterprises
Hwy 56 joins Hwy 136 west in to Webster County - Scenic Byway
Smith's Market on Main Street (Hwy 136) through Beech Grove
Community of Beech Grove
Junction of Hwy 56 at Beech Grove, Scenic Byway continues west on Hwy 56 into Beech Grove
Lee West Memorial Ball Park
Hwy 796 takes one to Beech Grove Lee West Memorial Ball Park and then on into community of Lemon
City Limits
CALHOUN
McLean County Historical & Genealogy Museum - this museum includes over 800 surnames, research books, displays on military, coal mining, old toys, ladies homemaking tools and more. It also has an original newspaper article published in 1862 documenting the Battle of Sacramento.
New Visitor Center in Downtown Calhoun. Maps and information on the Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ will be available at this site.
River Park on banks of Green River
Calhoun City Hall
Baptist Church
United Methodist Church
Vintage Treasures
Historic Old Jail
Historic home in downtown Calhoun
Barge heading down the Green River
Site of first courthouse in McLean County
Location of Fort Vienna
Veteran's Memorial Cemetery includes an area for Civil War

East on Hwy 136 toward BEECH GROVE
- Home of Sue Mundy
- Historic gravesites of Confederate Soldiers

Camp Calhoun Cemetery
Civil War Headquarters
View of the bridge across the Green River that connects Calhoun to Rumsey
Closed building in downtown Calhoun
County courthouse in Calhoun
Tradition: Group gathered for a baptism near the boat ramp on the Green River
A view of the boat ramp near the city park in Calhoun
A view of Green River in Downtown Calhoun
View of bridge that connects Calhoun to Rumsey
Continue on Hwy 81 to RUMSEY
- Lock & Dam #2
- Crittenden's Headquarters during Civil War
RUMSEY
Intersection of Hwy 81 and Hwy 138
Locks on the Green River
Locks on Green River
Historic Marker - Rumsey
Historic Home - Gatton House
United Methodist Church on Hwy 81
Intersection of Hwy 2385
New Cypress Church on Hwy 81
Scenic view off Hwy 81
SACRAMENTO
Farm
Crops - Agricultural Area
View of Battlefield
Houses along Hwy 81/85
Historic Marker on Battle of Sacramento Civil War Driving Tour
Battle of Sacramento Sign located on far right
Homestead on Battlefield on Hwy 81
Intersection of Hwy 81 and 85. Back of sign is a Battle of Sacramento Civil War Driving Tour sign
View of Battlefield from Hwy 81
Auto Sales
Welcome to Sacramento near the Hwy 81/85 intersection
View of Hwy 81 as one heads north towards Sacramento - Kentucky Scenic Highway
Electric tower nearby
Intersection of Stinger Road and Coffman Road
Airstrip
McLean County was once known for having more planes per capita of anywhere else in Kentucky.
One of a number of private airports in McLean County.
Turning east off Hwy 81 onto Coffman Schoolhouse Road
Golf Course Grounds
Golf Course Grounds
Entrance to Golf Course
Hwy 81 to SACRAMENTO. Battle of Sacramento (Civil War) and historic home. Station Baptist Church.
Entering McLean County from Muhlenberg County on Hwy 81.
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