"Fort Duffield: Civil War Earthen Fort" Louisville Off The Beaten Path Tip by JREllison

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Take US 31W South out of Louisville to West Point, about 20 miles, as you pass out of West Point watch for the sigh to Fort Duffield on the left hand side of the road. The Fort was created by General Sherman in 1861 to protect the Union supply at West Point and to keep the Confederates from railing Louisville. The short paved road from US 31W leads to a parking lot and the trail head to the fort. Fort Duffield overlooks the Ohio River and was the perfect place to install the Union Cannon to control the river. The hike from the parking lot to the fort is about 1/4 mile up a fairly steep grade, take your time, the trail is paved and the view and fort at the top are worth the hike.

16706 Abbott's Beach Rd
West Point, KY 40177

Website: http://www.westpointky.org/tourism.shtml

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2007
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