10021 Lower River Rd • Rabbit Hash, KY 41005 • 859-586-7744   |   Open every day from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM
  • About the General StoreIn Operation Since 1831

    The Rabbit Hash General Store is a major tourist attraction featuring antiques, collectible Bybee pottery, hand-woven towels from Boston Weavers, brooms made at Berea College in Kentucky, hand-made soaps, wooden kitchen utensils, enamelware, and more. We are open every day from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM.Read More
  • History of Rabbit HashSurviving floods and fires...

    Little documented history of Rabbit Hash actually survives, primarily because devastating Ohio River floods in 1884, 1913 and 1937 ruined many records. There is still mud in the store's attic crawl space from the historic 1937 flood, and the only reason it is still here is that it's anchored securely to the ground by a series of iron rods.Read More
  • News and Upcoming Events Music, celebrations and more

    If you want to know the particulars on what's happening in Rabbit Hash such as music, events, fundraisers, and elections, click on the button below to see the upcoming events.Read More
  • Photo Gallery Photos of Rabbit Hash, events, etc.

    View photos of Rabbit Hash during Old Timer's Day, Mayoral Elections, fundraisers, barn dances, river sweeps, musical performances, or just plain hanging out. Many of these photos have been submitted by professional photographers and we sincerely thank them for contributing to our photo gallery!View Photos
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  • 1 About the General StoreIn Operation Since 1831
  • 2 History of Rabbit HashSurviving floods and fires...
  • 3 News and Upcoming Events Music, celebrations and more
  • 4 Photo Gallery Photos of Rabbit Hash, events, etc.
  • 5 Shop Online Special items we sell online
The Rabbit Hash General Store

About The Rabbit Hash General Store

The General Store Lives On!

In a world that seems to be changing constantly, the Rabbit Hash General Store is a heaping slice of Americana from another era. A working general store since 1831, the Rabbit Hash General Store is the heart of historic Rabbit Hash, a quaint little Northern Kentucky river-town whose fortunes literally have risen and fallen with the waters of the Ohio River.

For information about the store's history, the town's history, how Rabbit Hash got its names, or the general store today, select a topic of interest from the links below.

history of the rabbit hash general store

Brief History of Rabbit Hash

The town's name "Rabbit Hash" is said to have originated during the flood of 1847 when the abundant local rabbit population was driven to higher ground and became a food staple in a special stew called "hash." Very little documented history of Rabbit Hash actually survives due to the devastating Ohio River floods in 1884, 1913 and 1937 that deluged the town and ruined many records.

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The Story of Rabbit Hash by Don Clare

The Story of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

On the left bank of the Ohio River at mile #506.1 is nestled the early 19th century river hamlet, Rabbit Hash. It still looks much the same as it has for each preceding generation. This area of Boone County can trace its settlement as a rural community to 1813 when the Boone County Court issued its first ferry covenant bond to Edward Meeks for a ferry boat in this vicinity of the river.

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How Rabbit Hash Got Its Name

How Rabbit Hash Got Its Name

The name "Rabbit Hash" strikes a chord with almost everyone that hears the name. Some people laugh, others mistake it for "Rabbit Hatch," but most just stammer "rabbit what???" with a perplexed look on their face. I have to admit, it sure is fun telling people I'm from Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. It never fails to raise an outsider's eyebrow and to stir up curiosity about the burning question...

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The Rabbit Hash General Store

The General Store Today

The Rabbit Hash General Store looks untouched by both time and river waters. Its large front porch with roof overhang is the town's social focal point. A large painted sign welcomes visitors to the store itself, which still sells groceries and other staple items for local residents. As a major tourist attraction, however, the Rabbit Hash General Store also features historic antiques and collectibles.

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  • 16 Dec 2017
    6th Annual Rabbit Hash Christmas Parade 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM

  • 07 Jan 2018
    Music Behind the Stove 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM

  • 14 Jan 2018
    Music Behind the Stove 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM

  • 21 Jan 2018
    Music Behind the Stove 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM

  • 16 Dec - 21 Jan
  • 28 Jan - 18 Feb
  • 25 Feb - 18 Mar
  • 25 Mar - 01 Apr

Stay at The Old Hashienda in the Heart of Rabbit Hash

hashienda-pic1.jpg Nightly accommodations are available in "The Center of the Universe" aka Rabbit Hash, Kentucky! We have converted one of the classic buildings of downtown Rabbit Hash into a lovely, rustic inn we call The Old Hashienda. During your stay in the heart of Rabbit Hash, you can sit on the porch swing with a cool drink, watch as the riverboats pass by, catch a great sunset, or even take in some incredible live music from your own porch.

 

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