This 90-acre site just east of Bonnieville will eventually be open to the public for hiking, bird watching and educational programs. While Hart County Fiscal Court owns the property, the Bacon Creek Historical Society is partnering in the management of the site. The knob takes its name from Gilbert LeClerc, who died on the top of the knob in 1788 after an Indian attack - reputedly the last in Kentucky. In addition to its historic significance, the area is home to diverse flora and fauna, including the endangered Indiana bat and the once common Little Brown bat. The populations of both species have been devastated in the Eastern United States by White Nose Syndrome (WNS) since 2009.
From the Bonnieville exit on I-65 go East on KY 728 for a few yards then take the first right onto Frenchman’s Knob Road. The site is 2.4 miles on the left; a gravel road leads up the hill to the trailhead parking, which is on the right side of the gravel road.