Breckenridge County

1910 Big Springs main street

History of Big Spring Kentucky

Big Spring, once dubbed the “Dodge City” of its region, was notorious for its lawlessness and three bustling saloons. Located at the junction of Breckinridge, Meade, and Hardin Counties, it evaded close law enforcement scrutiny in its early days, earning a reputation as a “wide-open” town. Legends speak of travelers wary of passing through the “long hollow” near town due to robbers. Today, Big Spring is a tranquil village, vastly different from its vibrant past as a hub for trade, commerce, tourism, and recreation, reflecting none of its once tumultuous atmosphere.

History of Big Spring Kentucky Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest

Scroll to Top