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Franklin, Kentucky: Spray Paint Road

A 1.5-mile stretch of not-abandoned country road has been covered with spray painted messages and art since the 1980s.

Kummer Rd, Franklin, KY
From Franklin drive southwest on either KY-383/Springfield Rd or KY-816/Schweizer Rd for about four miles, then turn onto Kummer Rd.
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Spray Paint Road.

Spray Paint Road

Go later in the day, when the sun is lower, for better viewing. Plenty of places to pull over to take pics.

[Stephen Francia, 05/28/2024]

Spray Paint Road.

Spray Paint Road

Much of the graffiti features vulgar words and depictions of male and female genitalia. But a lot of it is also very clever and colorful. When I first got there I was disappointed and thought I had wasted my time, but after turning around and heading back, it was easier to see. It seems that the graffiti is more visible when you are driving along the road and the sun is behind you. The entire Spray Paint stretch of road is probably two miles long. At the beginning is a sign stating that loitering, drinking, and painting the road are prohibited. Naturally this sign had been vandalized with spray paint as well.

[signmanjoe, 11/14/2021]

Spray Paint Road.

Spray Paint Road

Kummer Road in Franklin is a road of graffiti between corn fields.

[Shelby, 10/13/2020]

The spray-painted stretch is not abandoned, and runs about 1.5 miles between KY-383/Springfield Rd to the west and KY-816/Schweizer Rd to the east. It's been regularly covered with painted messages since the 1980s. At one point the road was repaved, but the spray paint messages returned.

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