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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/​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. 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.
  
-{{   ​http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​RabbitHash026.jpg?​375|View of Rabbit Hash pre-1937}} 
 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.
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rabbit_hash.txt · Last modified: 2013/09/05 12:48 by jgregory