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Big Bone, Kentucky
Big Bone, Kentucky

Big Bone was a Boone county community about 13 miles southwest of Burlington on Big Bone Creek. The bones of pre-historic animals were discovered in a bog in 1739 by a French explorer and the locale and creek took the name Big Bone. The nearby Big Bone Lick was a source of salt and a resort opened in 1815.

Big Bone Lick post offices operated from 1820 to 1831. A Bigbone post office operated from 1890 to 1941.


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