Of the ten states that border the Mississippi River, Kentucky has the smallest amount of riverfront, just 60 miles. With space limited, there aren’t many towns on the river (Wickliffe, Columbus, and Hickman), but Kentucky can claim one of the most unusual geographic locations in the country: an exclave called Kentucky Bend or Bubbleland. This is a small area of few people and large farms tucked into a Mississippi River meander that doesn’t have a land border with the rest of the state.
Kentucky’s Great River Road
About the Author: Dean Klinkenberg
Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler, is on a mission to explore the rich history, diverse cultures, and varied ecosystems of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. He is the author of Rock Island Lines, a mystery, and several guidebooks for the Mississippi Valley.
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