Visit Clay County Kentucky, the Land of Swinging Bridges, and discover the romance, history and adventure of these cherished swinging bridges.
Manchester is a tightly-packed little town arranged around the town square, Court House hill and north and south entries.
A hamlet, or unincorporated community, is a small settlement in a rural area.
These historic gems are home to early structures, unbridled natural beauty, wildlife, family businesses and farms, and the people who have preserved the customs of their ancestors.
The town has an old-fashioned, "real town" feel about it, but is also graced with handsome, modern structures on all sides.
Visit the city parks, Veterans Memorial, Town Square, shops and restaurants.
Discover Appalachia off the beaten trail in wonderfully wild, breathtakingly beautiful Oneida, Ky.
Home to the world renowned Oneida Baptist Institute and Monkey Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary & Vacation Cabins, Goose Creek and the Red Bird River confluence here to form the South Fork of the Kentucky River.
Oneida is a natural, backcountry paradise for those who want to experience the peace and adventures of raw, untamed nature.Swinging bridges would span a wide river without the need for foundation pillars in the middle.This meant there was no obstruction to river traffic and no danger of the pier being damaged during floods. Typical construction would start with a ball of twine to judge the curve and distance.Men would mix cement and haul river gravel and timbers from local farms.Many of these historic relics of Appalachian history still tower over Goose Creek, Red Bird and the South Fork rivers.