Anchorage, Kentucky - A Peaceful Getaway Destination
Anchorage is a nautical name for a community that is located just over three miles from the Ohio River, and history tells us it was named for a riverboat captain. A fine gentleman named Captain James W. Goslee of the riverboat Matamora took up residence in what was then Hites Mill. When the city was incorporated in 1878, the name Anchorage was chosen to honor him. Legend has it that the anchor that hangs inside the locomotive wheel in the town square was taken from the Matamora by Goslee.
Hites Mill was a just a portion of the original land grant given to Isaac Hite in 1773, and the residents have worked hard over the past century to maintain the lush natural beauty of the land. Though developed, the community is so heavily shaded that the temperature stays comfortably cooler on a hot summer's day than the neighboring city of Louisville. However, in the fall and winter, the same cooler temperatures apply and heavier jackets can be a necessity.
Anchorage, Kentucky offers residents a small town feel, although it is home to some of the area's wealthiest citizens. John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John's, owns around 6% of the land in Anchorage. He has been working to restore historical aspects of the community like the interurban rail station, plus the revitalization of several historic buildings while also adding a hiking trail and an upper class restaurant.
Anchorage gives the feeling of coming home when you drive through and many local residents will attest to that.
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