Kentucky has had a long and colorful history of iron production over the years. As part of this iron production process, large furnaces had to be built to facilitate the iron production. There were many of these furnaces built across the Bluegrass State, with a few of them still standing today. Among them is the Clear Creek Iron Furnace.

Located in the Clear Creek Picnic Area in the Bathe County portion of the forest, this is an extremely easy trip that provides you with the chance to step back in history. It’s definitely worth a visit!

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