Welcome to Wickliffe, KY, the birthplace of the “Mighty Mississippi!”
That’s right, the Mississippi River begins in Minnesota, and winds south past Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. But it does not become the “Mighty Mississippi” until it is joined by the Ohio River, and that’s at Wickliffe! The Great River then flows south from Wickliffe to the Gulf of Mexico at New Orleans, so Wickliffe is truly the Birthplace of the Mighty Mississippi!
We’d love to show you our town and our community. You’ll see the Mississippi River from atop Fort Jefferson Hill, where the beautiful 90 foot Memorial Cross stands as a monument to this “crossroads of America” with a unique view of the confluence of America’s two great rivers, the Ohio and the Mississippi. You’ll visit Wickliffe Mounds and learn of the Mississippian Native American culture that thrived here many centuries ago. You’ll see the site of Fort Jefferson, an important outpost both during Revolutionary War days and again during the Civil War.
Let us take you hunting for deer, turkey, ducks and geese! Or fishing on the Rivers or in one of the many wonderful lakes in the river bottoms, with cypress and tupelo gum trees gracing the shallow waters, full of fish! Whatever your interests, you’ll find something fun and interesting to do at Wonderful Wickliffe! Wickliffe, Kentucky, our home town!