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 Called Carlton when a post office was established in [[1879]], the little river [[towns|town]] was renamed three months later to Rabbit Hash when no one was getting their mail. Carrollton, Carroll County, Kentucky was the source of confusion. ​  The name of Rabbit Hash supposedly originated after a flood drove all of the rabbits to higher ground and the only thing to eat was rabbit hash.  Called Carlton when a post office was established in [[1879]], the little river [[towns|town]] was renamed three months later to Rabbit Hash when no one was getting their mail. Carrollton, Carroll County, Kentucky was the source of confusion. ​  The name of Rabbit Hash supposedly originated after a flood drove all of the rabbits to higher ground and the only thing to eat was rabbit hash. 
-{{   ​http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​rabbit_hash_1998214.jpg?​375|View of Rabbit Hash 1998}}+ 
 +{{   ​http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​RabbitHash026.jpg?​375|View of Rabbit Hash pre-1937}} 
 +In 1998 the unincorporated community held an "​election"​ for a new mayor. ​ The event was a fundraiser for historic preservation of the river town.  Each vote cost one dollar. ​ A large black dog named Junior was elected to the lifetime position. ​ After his passing in 2008, the present mayor, a red and white border collie named Lucy Lou, was elected. 
 The most famous building in town is the [[Rabbit Hash General Store]], a well-known destination for those who tour small town Americana. ​ The Rabbit Hash Historic District was added to the [[National Register]] in 2003. The most famous building in town is the [[Rabbit Hash General Store]], a well-known destination for those who tour small town Americana. ​ The Rabbit Hash Historic District was added to the [[National Register]] in 2003.
 ===== More Information ===== ===== More Information =====
 +  * [[http://​catalog.bcpl.org/​POLARIS/​view.aspx?​subject="​Fusion Digital Collection",​ "​electronic photographs",​ "​Rabbit Hash (Ky.)"​|Browse photographs]] of Rabbit Hash
   * [[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​1883_atlas_precinct.pdf|Boone County, 1883 atlas index for Carlton, Bullittsville and Beaver]]   * [[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​1883_atlas_precinct.pdf|Boone County, 1883 atlas index for Carlton, Bullittsville and Beaver]]
 +  * [[Rabbit Hash Walking Tour, Interactive Map]]
 ===== Related websites ===== ===== Related websites =====
   * [[http://​www.rabbithashusa.com/​index.php|Rabbit Hash Historical Society website]]   * [[http://​www.rabbithashusa.com/​index.php|Rabbit Hash Historical Society website]]
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   * [[Towns]] in Boone County   * [[Towns]] in Boone County
   * [[Rabbit Hash Historical Society]]   * [[Rabbit Hash Historical Society]]
-  * [[Rabbit Hash General Store]]  +  * [[national_register#​rabbit_hash_historic_district|Rabbit Hash Historic District]]
-  * [[Rabbit Hash Blacksmith Shop]] +
-  * [[rabbit_hash_ironworks_building|Rabbit Hash Iron Works Building]] +
-  * [[rabbit_hash_doctor_s_office|Rabbit Hash Doctor'​s Office]] +
-  * [[Rabbit Hash Barn]] +
-  * [[World War II Veteran'​s Memorial]] +
-  * [[Rabbit Hash Museum]] +
-  * [[Early Settler'​s Memorial]]+
   * [[Rabbit Hash Ferry Landing]]   * [[Rabbit Hash Ferry Landing]]
 +  * [[rabbit hash ironworks building|Rabbit Hash Ironworks]] 
 +  * [[Rabbit Hash Museum]]
rabbit_hash.txt · Last modified: 2013/09/05 12:48 by jgregory