Kentucky is home to some seriously incredible scenery, but this one is a bit of a mystery.

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Beautiful Bluegrass

Kentucky is truly one of the more underrated states when it comes to the scenic beauty.  From the waterfalls located around the state to the caves and incredible arches, there is so much beauty in the state of Kentucky.  Sometimes it's fun to explore what's in your own backyard, and many Kentuckians take great pride in their beautiful state.

Photo by Laurel Arches on Facebook
Photo by Laurel Arches on Facebook
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Kentucky Waterfalls, Arches, and Landscapes

If you're on Facebook, there is a group you MUST check out! It's called Kentucky Waterfalls, Arches, and Landscapes, and in that group, I have found so many incredible places from around the state.  This group will make you want to go hiking to find stunning waterfalls and go visit some of Kentucky's caves.  It's truly a great resource for adventure in the commonwealth.

Photo by Laurel Arches on Facebook
Photo by Laurel Arches on Facebook
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Recently one post caught my attention, and it left me with more questions than answers, and I'm determined to get to the bottom of this, and would love your help!

Laurel County Kentucky

Located in Laurel County Kentucky, there is a wealth of gorgeous scenery and Civil War history.  A post from Laurel County Kentucky caught my eye in the Kentucky Waterfalls, Arches, and Landscapes group.  The account Laurel Arches posted photos of an incredible arch in Kentucky, as well as what looks to be maybe an old Civil War Jail.

Photo by Laurel Arches on Facebook
Photo by Laurel Arches on Facebook
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The post from Laurel Arches reads:

Civil War Jail Arch located in Laurel County, if you're disabled this Arch you can drive within 20 feet and is extremely impressive part of history, please notice I have listed coordinates below. Thanks for looking

A Civil War jail??  I HAD to know more! However, I couldn't find more.  I Googled every phrase I could think of to try and find out what exactly this man-made structure in front of the rock formation is, but I'm still left at a loss.  The only thing I could find was from the KyArches.com index which called this the Civil War jail and nearby rock shelter.   That was it, no more information except for the coordinates.

Photo by Laurel Arches on Facebook
Photo by Laurel Arches on Facebook
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I searched the Kentucky Waterfalls, Arches, and Landscapes group for the term "Civil War jail" and I did find one other post from Kyle S.  who took photos of this specific rock formation and man-made structure, and Kyle's post said originally that it was the Civil War jail, but that he was corrected and it was actually a place where they stored explosives when they were building I-75.

So now I'm intrigued, I want to know, what on earth was this structure used for?  I cannot find any information online about it.  If you happen to know the answer to this Kentucky mystery, I MUST know! 

How Many of These Kentucky Attractions Have You Visited?

Let's see how much you've traveled the Bluegrass State. Go through the list and see which attractions you've visited and which you still have on a "to-do" list. I need to get busy, too.

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