Maysville Kentucky Blog

The Maysville Kentucky Blog is your guide to the beautiful and historic small town of Maysville Kentucky, snuggled into the rolling hills along the Ohio River. Though this blog has been discontinued, you can get your Maysville Kentucky fix over at Ken Downing's Mason County Kentucky Blog @

Thursday, July 20, 2006

New York Times Writes About Maysville Kentucky

In October 1986, around the time PBS film producers were releasing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which was filmed in the area, the New York Times wrote a piece about Augusta, Maysville, and Washington called "Old Kentucky Towns" which provides a wealth of history about the area.

From the New York Times article:

Augusta, Maysville and Washington are three small pioneer towns in northeast Kentucky - a gentle and pastoral land with a savage history, where old buildings are left to tell some of the story. And the Ohio River keeps rolling on...

You see rolling hills and fields in varying intense shades of green, limestone cliffs, red barns and blackened tobacco sheds with tin roofs that shine in the sun, a few covered bridges along back roads. This is good fishing, hunting and hiking country. People are warm and welcoming to strangers. And the birds do ''make music all the day,'' as Stephen Foster wrote.

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