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The population of Rabbit Hash is approximately 5 (1990), 315 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 121 (2010).

The amount of land area in Rabbit Hash is 0.02 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rabbit Hash is 0.006 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rabbit Hash to Washington DC is 447 miles. The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 48 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rabbit Hash is positioned 38.94 degrees north of the equator and 84.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Rabbit Hash location: near the area where Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky meet on the bank of the Ohio River. It is about 31 miles to Cincinnati, Ohio. Other nearby communities include McVille, Belleview and Burlington all in Kentucky, and Rising Sun and Camp Shor in Indiana. Rabbit Hash is opposite Rising Sun, Indiana on the Ohio River. Here is a page for directions to Rabbit Hash.

Rabbit Hash is about 16 miles off I-75 at the Mt Zion Rd. (exit 178)

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Rabbit Hash history:

Though local residents donít think their townís name is so unusual, most of the world would disagree. The origin of the name is sometimes disputed with similar but different stories. Generally, they say Rabbit Hash was a dish served here after the river flooded. Rabbits were driven to the hillsides near the river where they were killed for food. Because food was scarce, many rabbits were served here during the floods. Others say it was named at the general store by those sitting around the pot-bellied stove.

Once a busy steamboat landing, The first official name for the little community was actually Carleton and a post office by that name was opened here on 3 January 1879, but within a couple of months, the name had to be changed back to Rabbit Hash because it was so similar to nearby Carrollton that the mail was being sent to the wrong places.

Due to its location on the Ohio River, Rabbit Hash has had it share of serious flooding. When the river crested at 79.9 feet in 1937, the general store was completely underwater. In fact, there is still mud in the attic crawl space from this flood. The store was probably the only place in town that survived this terrible flood. It did so because it was completely anchored to the ground by iron rods sunk into the ground like the pilings of a ocean pier. The proprietors of past years had learned their lesson from previous flooding and had taken the necessary steps to preserve their store. Not much history was preserved in Rabbit Hash due to the major inundations that regularly occurred. Floods in 1884, 1913 and 1937 ruined mostly everything. Another large flood in 1997 wrecked havoc to the community.

Most of the town was purchased in 2002 by the Rabbit Hash Historical Society.

This page gives several different and creative versions on how Rabbit Hash was named.

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, a town with officially just 5 people claims to be the only town to euthanize its mayor. The town elected a dog, Goofy, as mayor in 1998 and then was forced to put the dog to sleep in 2001 when it got too old. Afterwards, on 2 November 2004, a new election featuring a horse, a pig, and other animals was held. This time, Junior, a black labrador retriever, was chosen as mayor. The Mayor-elect appeared the next day on Good Morning Cincinnati!

Rabbit Hash is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as Rabbit Hash Historic District
The district was added in 2003 as district #03001231. It includes 330 acres, 12 buildings, 6 structures and 3 objects.

Here is a history page for Rabbit Hash. Also try this history page.

Here are some nice historical pictures of Rabbit Hash.
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Rabbit Hash attractions:

Annual Old-Timerís Day
Enjoy bluegrass and country music, games, a roast pig and just have a great time. This is the countyís largest single-day heritage event. Find the unusual here too with frog jumping and a rolling pin fling.

This official site for Rabbit Hash is provided by the Rabbit Hash Historical Society.

The Rabbit Hash General Store
10021 Lower River Road
Rabbit Hash, KY 41005
Phone: 859-586-7744
The store is open every day. It was built about 1831 and is still functioning today. A 1930 style Coca Cola sign is positioned at the front of the store.

Other featured attractions in Rabbit Hash include the Rabbit Hash Museum, a few historic homes and some shops that feature local crafts and Appalachian quilts.

Sundays Behind the Stove
Held each Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm with music and visiting

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