Introduction to Cynthiana, Kentucky
Cynthiana, Kentucky, in Harrison county, is located 29 miles N of Lexington, Kentucky.
The city of Cynthiana derived its name from Cynthia and Anna Harrison, who were the daughters of Robert Harrison. Robert Harrison had donated the land called the Public Square. During the American Civil War, two battles were held at Cynthiana. The first was fought on July 17, 1862 and the second was fought on June 11 and 12, 1864. It resulted in the defeat of the Confederate forces on the last raid of Morgan into the state.
Cynthiana and nearby Attractions
- Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
- Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
- Mary Todd Lincoln House
- American Saddlebred Museum
- Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Things To Do In Cynthiana
Visitors to Cynthiana can visit the parks including Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park and Kincaid Lake State Park and enjoy various facilities like camping, boating, and fishing. These parks also include a pool and a miniature golf course. One can also take a trip to the Cynthiana - Harrison County Museum. Tourists may also enjoy the local festivals like Harrison County Fair, which is held in the month of July and Raggedy Ann Festival, which is held in the month of April.
Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.
Cynthiana Higher Education
University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, and Northern Kentucky University are some of the colleges and universities from where one can avail higher education.