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Rabbit Hash, Kentucky: Rabbit Hash General Store

The village of Rabbit Hash is best known for its store, and for electing dogs as its mayors (Wilbur, a French bulldog, was elected in 2020). The 1831 store burned down February 2016; it was rebuilt as near as possible to the original and reopened April 1, 2017.

Lower River Rd, Rabbit Hash, KY
I-75 exit 178. West on Mt Zion Rd. At US Hwy 42, Mt. Zion turns into Hathaway Rd (Hwy 536). Keep going straight; this road eventually becomes Rabbit Hash Rd. It then intersects with East Bend Rd (Hwy 338) and Rabbit Hash Hill Rd. Take Rabbit Hash Hill Rd down toward the River where it intersects with Lower River Rd. Take the left fork that crosses a little bridge to get to the General Store.
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Rabbit Hash General Store

Rebuilding of the Rabbit Hash General Store has just been completed, and it recently re-opened.

[Mollie Bailey, 04/25/2017]

Rabbit Hash memorial.

Rabbit Hash General Store

The old store burned down and pieces were salvaged that now are being used in the next building. Fundraisers are attempting to find enough money to rebuild the old store. Too bad this happened and we missed the glory days. But we did visit the building they moved into. Charming and quaint but the sadness seems to fill the air.

[Lucy Hudnall, 04/12/2016]
Rabbit Hash General Store

The store burned down in February 2016. They plan on rebuilding, but I think it will be a while.

[Linda LeGendre, 02/18/2016]

The 184-year old Rabbit Hash General Store, a registered historical landmark, was destroyed by a nighttime blaze on Feb. 13, 2016. The sign on the front of the building was pulled out of the debris and stored for possible use in any future restoration.

Rabbit Hash.

Rabbit Hash General Store

We stopped in the area while there was a bluegrass festival going on. We had a blast and while there were a bunch of motorcycles, we were felt more than welcomed by everyone!

[Jami Guess, 05/22/2013]

The Mayor.

Rabbit Hash General Store

A dog is the elected Mayor Lucy, or "Lu Lu" as the locals call her. She seemed to be everywhere at once: fetching a stick with all the bikers in front of the store, playing in the creek behind the store and wading in the Ohio River when we walked out to the banks.

Former Mayor "Junior," who was a black lab, has passed on. Really cool part of the world and very laid back -- as any place with a border collie for a Mayor should be.

[KentuckYeti, 07/25/2010]

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