Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

Mountain Life Museum, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, London, Kentucky, USA

Mountain Life Museum, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, London, Kentucky

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Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is a park located just south of London, Kentucky in Laurel County. The park encompasses 896 acres, and includes a section of the Wilderness Road that early settlers used to reach Kentucky. The park is named for Levi Jackson, an early Kentucky pioneer.  It features two historic recreations of pioneer life. The Mountain Life Museum is a restored pioneer village that includes seven buildings with tools and household items.

McHargue’s Mill, Mountain Life Museum, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, London, Kentucky, USA

McHargue’s Mill, Mountain Life Museum, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, London, Kentucky

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McHargue’s Mill, rebuilt by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939, is a reproduction working watermill with authentic interior works, built on the banks of the Little Laurel River.  The largest collection of millstones is on the grounds of the mill. The working stones in the mill were brought over the Wilderness Road in 1805.

McHargue’s Mill, Mountain Life Museum, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, London, Kentucky, USA

McHargue’s Mill, Mountain Life Museum, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, London, Kentucky

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Learn more about Franklin County, Kentucky and the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

10 Comments

  1. Very nice images Mark. Great use of leading lines with really good textures in the buildings. never been to Kentucky. Will have to put in on my list.

  2. Wonderful set of images Mark. I really like te second one and the way the curved walkway leads the viewers eyes to the house.

  3. Lovely processing Mark and the composition is spot on. Well done.

  4. Looks like an absolutely splendid place to spend the day. onderful photos. The greens just pop so well!

  5. Another lovely find, Mark. I really like that last image, although they are all quite nice. You always find some interesting places. Curious look to the roof in that first image. Was part of it masked out?

    • I only use a mask to affect colors and tones, especially with HDR where I tend to bring back some of the sky from the original frames. In this case, I think the issue is just one of POV – I was in quite tight to the building with a fairly wide angle so all you see is the edge of the roof whereas if I had been further back some of the actual roof would be visible.

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    Great colors and composition all around. Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a totally wonderful set here, Mark! I have to admit, this sort of place is some of my favorite subject material for photography, and you’ve done a truly smash-up job here! I really enjoyed this post.

  8. Nice images and post. I like the gentle curve of the path on image 2 leading me to the house.

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