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 Called Carlton when a post office was established in [[1879]], the little river [[towns|town]] was renamed three months later to Rabbit Hash when no one was getting their mail. Carrollton, Carroll County, Kentucky was the source of confusion. ​  The name of Rabbit Hash supposedly originated after a flood drove all of the rabbits to higher ground and the only thing to eat was rabbit hash.  Called Carlton when a post office was established in [[1879]], the little river [[towns|town]] was renamed three months later to Rabbit Hash when no one was getting their mail. Carrollton, Carroll County, Kentucky was the source of confusion. ​  The name of Rabbit Hash supposedly originated after a flood drove all of the rabbits to higher ground and the only thing to eat was rabbit hash. 
  
-{{   http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/RabbitHash026.jpg?​375|View of Rabbit Hash pre-1937}} +<​html><​img alt="​View of Rabbit Hash pre-1937"​ src="​https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​29487/​0"​ width="​375" align="​right"​ title="​View of Rabbit Hash pre-1937"></​html>​ 
-In 1998 the unincorporated community held an "​election"​ for a new mayor. ​ The event was a fundraiser for historic preservation of the river town.  Each vote cost one dollar.  ​large black dog named Junior ​was elected to the lifetime position. ​ After his passing in 2008, the present mayor, a red and white border collie named Lucy Lou, was elected.+In 1998 the unincorporated community held an "​election"​ for a new mayor. ​ The event was a fundraiser for historic preservation of the river town.  Each vote cost one dollar.  ​The canine mayors of Rabbit Hash have included: ​ Goofy; Junior, a large black dog; after Junior'​s ​passing in 2008, a red and white border collie named Lucy Lou; and the current mayoran American pit bull terrier named, Brynn (short for Brynneth Pawltro-Bamforth).
  
 The most famous building in town is the [[Rabbit Hash General Store]], a well-known destination for those who tour small town Americana. ​ The Rabbit Hash Historic District was added to the [[National Register]] in 2003. The most famous building in town is the [[Rabbit Hash General Store]], a well-known destination for those who tour small town Americana. ​ The Rabbit Hash Historic District was added to the [[National Register]] in 2003.
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   * [[Rabbit Hash Walking Tour, Interactive Map]]   * [[Rabbit Hash Walking Tour, Interactive Map]]
 ===== Related websites ===== ===== Related websites =====
-  * [[http://http://​www.rabbithashhistsoc.org|Rabbit Hash Historical Society website]]+  * [[http://​www.rabbithashhistsoc.org|Rabbit Hash Historical Society website]]
   * National Register Information (PDFs), [[http://​pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/​docs/​NRHP/​Text/​03001231.pdf|inventory form]] and [[http://​pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/​docs/​NRHP/​Photos/​03001231.pdf|images]]   * National Register Information (PDFs), [[http://​pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/​docs/​NRHP/​Text/​03001231.pdf|inventory form]] and [[http://​pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/​docs/​NRHP/​Photos/​03001231.pdf|images]]
  
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