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The KHLCF has funded 511 acres out of 1184 total acres.  

The purchase of a farm south of the park provides an important buffer to this important historic site which was the most important Civil War battle in Kentucky and occurred October 7 – 8, 1862. The battle was a tactical victory for the Confederacy but ended up inconclusive as General Braxton Bragg retreated to the Stones River in Middle Tennessee to regroup instead of advancing on the retreating Union Army under General Buell. This was one of the bloodiest battles of the war as more than 7,500 soldiers were killed or wounded and many of the soldiers were left unburied for days and were partially eaten by wild pigs. The main park encompasses 745 acres and the KHLCF purchased property contains “Old Mackville Road” which was a key transportation route as Confederate troops marched toward battle and some came back bloodied and wounded to be seen at makeshift hospital. The purchase of the property protected it from a suburban development expansion of the community of Perryville. Restoration of native grasses to benefit songbirds and other wildlife species are planned for the tracts purchased by the KHLCF.


Located on KY State Highway 1920 south of Perryville. The grounds are open to the public year round by foot traffic only following a guided interpretative trail and is not open to ATV or horseback riding. There is a picnic shelter, playground and museum and an annual battle re-enactment in October. 

Access Type: Open to Public
County: Boyle
Region: Bluegrass Region
Size: 1184
Owner: Kentucky State Parks

Kentucky State Parks under a KHLCF deed restriction

Purchased with Assistance of:
Lat: 37.6765308
Long: -84.9676639
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