The Nolin River is a 104-mile-long tributary of the Green River in central Kentucky in the United States. Via the Green and Ohio rivers, it is a part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. According to legend, Nolin River was so named when a group of hunters camped on a knoll near the river, the story continues the rest of the party returned to the knoll where someone said Here is the knoll, but no Lynn. The lost hunter was found alive and well camped out at nearby Lynn Camp Creek, the United States Board on Geographic Names settled on Nolin River as the streams name in 1933. The Nolin flows generally southwestwardly through or along the boundaries of Hardin, Hart and it joins the Green River in the western part of Mammoth Cave National Park, about 2 miles northeast of Brownsville. In Edmonson County, a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers dam causes the river to form Nolin River Lake
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
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LaRue County, Kentucky
LaRue County is a county located in the center of the U. S. state of Kentucky, outside the Bluegrass Region and larger centers of population. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,193 and its county seat is Hodgenville, a city best known as the birthplace of United States President Abraham Lincoln. The county was formed on March 4,1843 from portions of Hardin County and named after John LaRue, LaRue is a prohibition or dry county. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 264 square miles. The population density was 51 people per square mile, there were 5,860 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 94. 65% White,3. 54% Black or African American,0. 19% Native American,0. 16% Asian,0. 03% Pacific Islander,0. 34% from other races, and 1. 10% from two or more races. 1. 05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race,23. 70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11. 20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.49 and the family size was 2.94. In the county, the population was out with 25. 00% under the age of 18,7. 70% from 18 to 24,28. 20% from 25 to 44,24. 00% from 45 to 64. The median age was 38 years, for every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males, the median income for a household in the county was $32,056, and the median income for a family was $37,786. Males had an income of $30,907 versus $20,091 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,865,15. 40% of the population and 12. 60% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the people living in poverty,18. 90% are under the age of 18 and 16. 40% are 65 or older. The festival is Friday through Sunday, highlights include the Lincoln Look-A-Like contests, rail-splitting competitions, a parade at noon on Saturday, shopping booths and concerts by local talent. Dry county Louisville-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area National Register of Historic Places listings in LaRue County, Kentucky
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Kentucky is one of four U. S. states constituted as a commonwealth, originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States, Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State, a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures due to the fertile soil. One of the regions in Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region in central Kentucky. In 1776, the counties of Virginia beyond the Appalachian Mountains became known as Kentucky County, the precise etymology of the name is uncertain, but likely based on an Iroquoian name meaning the meadow or the prairie. Kentucky is situated in the Upland South, a significant portion of eastern Kentucky is part of Appalachia. Kentucky borders seven states, from the Midwest and the Southeast, West Virginia lies to the east, Virginia to the southeast, Tennessee to the south, Missouri to the west and Indiana to the northwest, and Ohio to the north and northeast.
Only Missouri and Tennessee, both of which border eight states, touch more, Kentuckys northern border is formed by the Ohio River and its western border by the Mississippi River. The official state borders are based on the courses of the rivers as they existed when Kentucky became a state in 1792, for instance, northbound travelers on U. S.41 from Henderson, after crossing the Ohio River, will be in Kentucky for about two miles. Ellis Park, a racetrack, is located in this small piece of Kentucky. Waterworks Road is part of the land border between Indiana and Kentucky. Kentucky has a part known as Kentucky Bend, at the far west corner of the state. It exists as an exclave surrounded completely by Missouri and Tennessee, Road access to this small part of Kentucky on the Mississippi River requires a trip through Tennessee. The epicenter of the powerful 1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes was near this area, much of the outer Bluegrass is in the Eden Shale Hills area, made up of short and very narrow hills.
The Jackson Purchase and western Pennyrile are home to several bald cypress/tupelo swamps, located within the southeastern interior portion of North America, Kentucky has a climate that can best be described as a humid subtropical climate. Temperatures in Kentucky usually range from daytime summer highs of 87 °F to the low of 23 °F. The average precipitation is 46 inches a year, Kentucky experiences four distinct seasons, with substantial variations in the severity of summer and winter. The highest recorded temperature was 114 °F at Greensburg on July 28,1930 while the lowest recorded temperature was −37 °F at Shelbyville on January 19,1994, due to its location, Kentucky has a moderate humid subtropical climate, with abundant rainfall
Hart County, Kentucky
Hart County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,199, Hart County is a prohibition or dry county. Hart County was formed in 1819 from portions of Hardin and Barren counties. The county is named for Captain Nathaniel G. S. Hart, the Battle of Munfordville, a Confederate victory, was fought in the county in 1862, during the American Civil War. A courthouse fire in January,1928 resulted in the loss of county records. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 418 square miles. A female wolf shot in 2013 in Hart County by a hunter was the first gray wolf seen in Kentucky in modern times. As of the census of 2000, there were 17,445 people,6,769 households, the population density was 42 per square mile. There were 8,045 housing units at a density of 19 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 92. 58% White,6. 20% Black or African American,0. 22% Native American,0. 11% Asian,0. 03% Pacific Islander,0. 18% from other races, and 0. 69% from two or more races. 0.
86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race,25. 30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the family size was 3.05. In the county, the population was out with 25. 70% under the age of 18,8. 60% from 18 to 24,28. 20% from 25 to 44,23. 50% from 45 to 64. The median age was 37 years, for every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males, the median income for a household in the county was $25,378, and the median income for a family was $31,746. Males had an income of $26,994 versus $19,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,495, about 18. 60% of families and 22. 40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28. 40% of those under age 18 and 22. 00% of those age 65 or over. Bonnieville Horse Cave Munfordville Hardyville Dry county James Greene Hardy Local politician of the 1850s, was Lt.
Gov. of Kentucky, national Register of Historic Places listings in Hart County, Kentucky
Green River (Kentucky)
The Green River is a 384-mile-long tributary of the Ohio River that rises in Lincoln County in south-central Kentucky. Tributaries of the Green River include the Barren River, the Nolin River, the Pond River, the river was named after Nathanael Greene, a general of the American Revolutionary War. Following the Revolutionary War, many veterans staked claims along the Green River as payment for their military service, the river valley attracted a number of vagrants, earning it the dubious nickname Rogues Harbor. In 1842, the Green River was canalized, with a series of locks and dams being built to create a channel as far inland as Bowling Green. Four locks and dams were constructed on the Green River, and one lock and dam was built on the Barren River, a tributary that passed through Bowling Green. During the American Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan conducted daring raids through the Green River country, from which he reached into southern Indiana, in 1901, two additional locks and dams were opened on the Green River, which allowed river traffic to Mammoth Cave.
In 1941, Mammoth Cave National Park was established, and the two locks and dams closed in 1950. In 1965, Lock and Dam #4 at Woodbury failed, this was the dam that locked both the Green and Barren rivers, in 1969, the United States Army Corps of Engineers impounded a section of the river, forming 8, 200-acre Green River Lake. The lake is now the primary feature of Green River Lake State Park, there is still one Native American tribe living on the Green River, the Southern Cherokee Nation of Kentucky. In 1893 Governor John Y. Brown recognized the Southern Cherokee Nation as an Indian tribe, the Green River flows through Mammoth Cave National Park, located along river miles 190 to 205. The 384-mile-long Green River, an important transportation artery for the industry, is open to traffic up to the closed Lock. Muhlenberg County, once the largest coal-producing county in the nation, benefits greatly from access to the river, in 2002, more than 10 million short tons were shipped on the river, primarily sub-bituminous coal, petroleum coke, and aluminum ore.
The Green River is home to more than 150 fish species and this includes some of Kentuckys largest fish and some of the worlds rarest species of mussels. B. Cunningham wrote a series of 22 detective stories, all but one of which are set in a county through which the Green River flows and which feature Jess Roden, in 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival released the album Green River. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System, Green River Green River