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The Cannonball

40 Public Sq, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-1457
+1 800-437-0092
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Such a great history point!

This was a cool find downtown. The whole area has a lot of character. I love to find unique stuff... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
RHurraw
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Ozark, Missouri
OK if in the area.

This is a reproduction with the exception of the cannonball. The story is interesting but not worth... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
jgbtravels
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Louisville, KY
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On Dec. 27, 1862, when 3,900 Confederates under the command of General John Hunt Morgan attacked and subdued entrenched Union forces, 652 strong, commanded by Lt. Col. Smith. The Union defenders, greatly outnumbered, could offer little resistance. About noon, Morgan's artillery commander, Captain White, ordered his cannons to commence firing. One ball became embedded in a wall.
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40 Public Sq, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-1457
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This was a cool find downtown. The whole area has a lot of character. I love to find unique stuff that adds to a trip and this was exactly that!

Thank RHurraw
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This is a reproduction with the exception of the cannonball. The story is interesting but not worth a drive unless you are in the area. I happened to be visiting The Brown-Pusey House nearby and grabbed a cup of coffee at Vibe around the corner....More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I learned a bit about the history but it is all reproduction. So while it is a cool story a little of the charm and aura are not there had it been original.

Thank Dewayne P
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Not much to say about this but ehhhhhh. Yea cool story behind the cannon ball but it is not the original wall and but I believe the cannon ball was the real deal.

Thank TheDixie
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Nice. Bit of local history. Great to learn about the area and all it has to offer. There is not much more here, but the downtown is nice and quaint.

Thank shaun r
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The cannonball In Elizabethtown Kentucky is a blink and you will miss it attraction, a little hard for us to locate. It is a quick historical detour when you locate it.

Thank chickandbeast
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Definitely walk around the town square area--so much history aside from the cannonball. The entire area is beautiful!

Thank Jim F
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

If you're walking around the square or driving through the town circle, keep your eye our for the cannonball. We found it on our second drive through the circle. It is actually clearly marked and sticks out from a building. Its a fun and interesting...More

Thank vacaybec
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We laughed out loud when we went in search of the cannon ball. We drove around the town circle and on our 2nd go around we FOUND the cannon ball. It was a fun and quick detour for our family. Great little treat.

Thank Amy43016
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a very good reason to check out the wonderful Elizabethtown square. Take a picture to post or show friends.

Thank Scottkimn N
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