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Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow
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Owner description: 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.
Ellicott City, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice Guy”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

It was a little hard to find and could use some more signing close to the cabin and general store. Five dollars well spent. The young guy at the general store was very rude and seemed like he could have cared less that we were there (only two people in the store) Herman Loretta's brother gave us the tour and was very kind and informative. Cute old cabin like it showed in the movie. If you go there you have to see it.

Visited July 2013
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4 Thank John B
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Paintsville, Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Home of The Coal-Miner's Daughter”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Butcher Holler' located in Van Lear, Kentucky is a very remote area of Johnson County. You travel through an old coal town to reach the birthplace of The Coal-Miner's Daughter. The wooden house has been well maintained and those that give the tour are very knowledgeable of the life of Loretta Lynn. Her brother, Herman Webb, along with his family, still run the general store near the home place. Be sure to stop in, feel free to ask questions, and be sure to get your Moon Pie and RC cola ;)

Visited September 2012
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4 Thank Jennifer O
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Charleston, West Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Day”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

People are friendly museum in town is very nice and little general store was so cute. I do think when visiting the house to park at bottom of hill and walk up parking is limited and weekends are busy. Do not follow Garmin computer print off is best we ended up on the other side of he mountain but driving is easy all four lane up until turn off on Millers creek and then only about five miles not bad.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Heather C
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Abingdon, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Really Back in the Woods”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Seemed to take forever to get there, but worth the drive. At one time did not see signs so stopped to check directions. Could use a few more signs to help relieve anxiety since back off beaten path.

Visited July 2013
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5 Thank Susan K
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Nappanee
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Butcher Holow”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

What a wonderful visit this was. We were the only 2 people on this visit. Herman Web was such a wonderful guide. Told us alot of different family stores of growing up, history of the home, family & of the area. LOVED THIS VISIT. WILL RECOMMEND THIS TO OTHERS.

Visited June 2013
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4 Thank Carol B
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