Econo Lodge Renfro Valley
1375 Richmond St.
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: (606) 256-4621
Fax: (606) 256-4622
1375 Richmond St., Mount Vernon, KY, US, 40456
- Phone: (606) 256-4621
- Fax: (606) 256-4622
One of the premier higher educational institutions in Kentucky, the Eastern Kentucky University has been providing education to the state, and the region, since 1874. The university was opened as the Central University, but due to an expanding campus, it was re-named the Eastern Kentucky University in 1906, and since then has held a high position in the education sphere. On offer are extensive graduate and undergraduate programs, with equal attention to extra-curricular activities and athletics. See the website to know more.
Built on the banks of the Little Laurel River and featuring the country's largest display of millstones, this working reproduction mill dates back to the era of the original McHargue family mills. The mill was built in 1812 and was reconstructed on its present site in 1939.
Standing still as of the oldest buildings in the Kentucky School for the Deaf, the Jacob Hall is said to be a National Historic Landmark. A hall that contains of the recreational place for the students dormitory and the classrooms from the 1850's, the hall is historic and a major attraction of the University. This hall was also listed on the Register of National Historic Places in the year 1966.
Dr. Ephraim McDowell made medical history here on Christmas morning 1809 with the first successful removal of an ovarian tumor. In a personally guided tour, you will hear the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, pioneer surgeon, and see this meticulously restored home, medical office and gardens.
This is the birthplace of Kentucky's statehood with ten constitutional conventions taking place at this site between 1784 and 1792. The park includes the first post office west of the Alleghenies, Governor's Circle, meetinghouse, courthouse, and jail.
Mill Springs National Cemetery is the final resting place of the soldiers killed during the Battle of Mill Springs. The cemetery is designated as a United States National Cemetery and is said to be one of the oldest functioning National Cemeteries. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
The General Felix K. Zollicoffer Monument placed in the honour of the Confederate Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer after his death at the Batlle of Mill Springs which occured here. The monument that was built in his honour in 1910, was relived every year when a girl came and decorated a white oak tree. However after the tree being struck by a lightening and was destroyed the sapling of that tree was put in this place which came to be known as the Zollicoffer Tree. This 8 feet tall monument was made up of a limestone whuch describes not only about Zollicoffer but also about the many other Confederates who lost their lives in this battle.
The monumental site of White Hall was constructed in the year 1798. It comprehensively encompasses a land cover of 13.6 acres (5.5 hectares). It stood as a home to the prominent Cassius Marcellus Clay, who was a politician, soldier and an anti-slavery newspaper publisher. The Hall is predominantly a 44-room mansion. The structure gracefully traces the Italianate and the Georgian styles of architecture. The site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1971.
Formerly known as the Cumberland National Forest, the Daniel Boone National Forest is a forest nestled in the State of Kentucky. Set against the scenic Appalachian Mountains and a part of the Cumberland Plateau, it has ravines and cliffs. Here, visitors can indulge in several activities like camping, fishing, hunting and so forth.
Open March through November. Features open/covered slips, a boat launch, guide service, store & bait shop and snack bar.
Historic area and state park is beautiful and educational.
Cumberland Falls is a mystical and inspiring waterfall in the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Falling from 70 feet (21 meters) on the Cumberland River, it is often called the Niagara of the South. On a full moon night, don’t miss the lunar rainbow. This phenomenon appears white to the naked eye but a great camera captures its mesmerizing hues.