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Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow

Millers Creek Road, Off Millers Creek Road, Paintsville, KY 41265
+1 606-297-1469
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We really enjoyed our visit here, it was very interesting to hear all the things her cousin was... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Plant City, Florida
Butcher Hollow

It's like stepping back in time. Very neat to see Loretta Lynn's birthplace. Country store is neat... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
John D
Buffalo, New York
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Birthplace of Loretta Lynn. When Loretta Lynn belted, "Well, I was born a coal miner's daughter/In a cabin on a hill in Butcher Hollow," it not only skyrockted "The Queen of Country Music" to additional fame outside the realm of country music fans, but it merited her the everlasting respect of every person connected directly or indirectly with coal mining or mountain life. Visit Butcher Hollow, located in scenic Johnson County. Loretta's brother, Herman Webb, is curator of the Butcher Hollow Home.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Millers Creek Road, Off Millers Creek Road, Paintsville, KY 41265
+1 606-297-1469
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit here, it was very interesting to hear all the things her cousin was telling us. They are very friendly and welcoming.

1  Thank R7114VBcindyg
Reviewed 20 October 2017

It's like stepping back in time. Very neat to see Loretta Lynn's birthplace. Country store is neat also. Tour bus (holds 12 people) takes you from country store to Butcher Hollow.

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The day we visited this location her brother spent time visiting with us. Very Nice man, cool Old Place to visit !

1  Thank Corinth_KYDan
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We first stopped at the old Webb Grocery and looked inside at an old dress of Loretta's, antique cookware, old pictures, etc. Then the store owner, a cousin of Loretta, lead us down to the hollow to Loretta's house where she was raised. It was...More

1  Thank bowtifan
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Great information about Loretta. You stop at the general store and ask for Herman. If you go to Paintsville visitor center for directions. The gentleman giving tours has lots of info to share.

1  Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My husband and I were very lucky to have Loretta's brother as our tour guide. He was so very informative!

1  Thank Mom1951
Reviewed 20 July 2017

It was so neat to see the place I heard Loretta sing about for years. Her niece was our tour guide and she obviously could answer every question we had. Her stories were wonderful. The home is furnished exactly as it was back in the...More

1  Thank 357kathyr
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I have always wanted to see Butcher Holler sense I was a little girl my mother was the one who got me hooked on Loretta Lynn I remember when she let me watch coal miners daughter with her for the first time and I remember...More

1  Thank KC L
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Seeing Loretta's home place brought back memories of my own childhood. Being from Johnson County, I had never visited Butcher Hollow. So glad I did. After seeing her home, I realized that she was so much better off than my own family were. We didn't...More

1  Thank mommajude74
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We really enjoyed visiting Loretta's Birthplace. Our tour guide, Mack, was very informative with a lot of interesting stories. He politely answered all questions and allowed us time to really look and read about the photos. He told us little tidbits about the family that...More

1  Thank debbiecB1438XU
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Susie H
22 September 2017|
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Response from debbiecB1438XU | Reviewed this property |
We called Webb's General Store. They will be able to tell you all the information. They even told us in case of rain they would do their best to still do the tour as long as it wasn't a gully washer.
Shelley W
30 July 2017|
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Response from MarinaCay | Reviewed this property |
You can call Webb's store and set an appointment. The hours vary according to the store hours.
Gail L
20 July 2017|
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Response from MarinaCay | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Sunday afternoon. I would think it would be subject to when the store is open. It's hard to get a hold of someone outside the store even though Herman ( Loretta's brother) lives just down the road. The store... More