Hartford, Kentucky: Wacky Town Welcome Sign

Hartford's welcome sign describes it as "Home of 2000 happy people and a few soreheads."
Hwy 69, Hartford, KY
I-165 exit 47. Turn west toward Hartford. You'll quickly see the brick-framed sign on the right side of the road, just before the right turn for the elementary school.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Wacky Town Welcome Sign

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

A Few Soreheads.

Wacky Town Welcome Sign

The interstate exit number for the sign has been changed from 50 to 47. Easy to get to on and off the highway.

[Laura OLoughlin, 04/13/2019]

A few soreheads sign.

Wacky Town Welcome Sign

Welcome sign says: "Home of 200 happy people and a few soreheads." It is my understanding that they heard from the soreheads when they erected the sign. I know the slogan has been around for years, but I don't know the history.

[Ann, 04/05/2004]

According to the town's website, the "soreheads" are people who "generate the enthusiasm needed to accomplish future goals for the betterment of our city."

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bill Monroe BirthplaceBill Monroe Birthplace, Rosine, KY - 7 mi.
Grave of the Father of BluegrassGrave of the Father of Bluegrass, Rosine, KY - 8 mi.
Bill Monroe MuseumBill Monroe Museum, Rosine, KY - 8 mi.
In the region:
Zero Milestone of the Jeff Davis Highway, Fairview, KY - 48 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

May 27, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Kentucky Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Old Trail Town, Cody, Wyoming (May 25-31, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Hartford, Kentucky

Nightly rates found:

Book Now


Favorite Quirky City Sights