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Shepherdsville, Kentucky: Midget Mountain - Gospel Campground

Religious camp with smaller than normal "houses" that may propagate a legend about a little people enclave. Doorways don't need to be tall when you're kneeling!

141 Mount Elmira Rd, Shepherdsville, KY
I-65 Exit 117 onto Hwy 44 and head towards Dixie Hwy/Hwy 31W. Will appear at the top of a hill on your right after a few miles. Private property. Be respectful.
Daylight hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Midget Mountain - Gospel Campground

This place is self-identified as "Gospel Campground" and is called such on a few maps. I've always known it as "Midgetville," not Midget Mountain. There are a bunch of tiny houses just off of KY-44 by a church at the top of the hill west of Shepherdsville. I think the hill is either called Muldraugh Hill or the Pottsville Escarpment. Despite the little dollhouse-sized houses, the people there are "normal sized" people. Not midgets. I don't know who they are. I don't know if they are poor people the church is helping out with lodging, the parishioners of the church, or anything like that. I haven't usually seen many people there since it's more fun to go by at night. And you also get one hell of a view of the lights of Louisville. You can see the lights from almost all of the city. It's not a tourist attraction. Just a roadside novelty that you drive by.

[Brian F Lockett, 09/16/2018]

Tiny houses.

Midget Mountain - Gospel Campground

Peculiar tiny houses.

[Angela, 08/27/2016]

These have shed some comedic charm in the midst of an actual, serious Tiny House Movement....

Diminutive cottage.

Midget Mountain - Gospel Campground

This mysterious place is filled with tiny houses with half-sized doors and a creepy central meeting hall. There are signs about daily prayer schedules but it is always abandoned. Legend has it that it was originally built to house a community of small people and it is now used for a religious camp for the "Gospel of The Kingdom" church.

[KentuckYeti, 07/08/2010]

Visitors should be respectful; one sign reads: "We welcome every child of GOD interested in the furtherance of GODS cause."

Tiny Town? - Vague Recollections

Off of US 44 in Shepardsville, Kentucky is a strange little Christian camp ground consisting of what appears to be mini houses. Does anyone know anything about this oddity?

[Cyn Rutledge, 12/02/2001]

Amanda reports: "The tiny houses are used by the out of state members of the church. They stay there when they have church "get togethers."

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