Life...Fun and Kentucky Real Estate


Madison County / Tates Creek Road / Valley View Kentucky

Madison County / Tates Creek Road / Valley View Kentucky

Every creek in Kentucky has a road beside it. Well not all but most of them do.

Kentucky is second behind Alaska for the state with the most waterways. How did the roads develop? I have to wonder if they first had Indians and settlers walking along them to get to the next settlement.

The paths became wider over time with wagons and carriages. Later were paved in asphalt to become our modern day roads.

One of my favorite ones is Tates Creek Road between Richmond and Lexington.

The trees are a green tunnel that has a leafy ceiling in the spring and summer. Later in the fall turns into a multi-color petals that swirl around your car as you drive through.

What is wonderful about Tates Creek Road is that it stops at the Kentucky River at a little place called Valley View. To get across the river you will need to drive your car aboard a ferry that holds 3 cars.

The Valley View Ferry was established in 1792 and now owned by the state. It is the oldest continuest business in Kentucky. It's free of charge to use. 

Last Christmas, I surprised the captain with a pretty wrapped box of chocolate truffles. I'm sure he will remember me the next time I drive across. He probably thinks I was the only paying customer last year!

I'm always amazed how beautiful it is here in Madison County. I feel a sense of pride in showing out-of-towners around before they purchase property. Just sharing a bit of paradise is fun!


Lizette Realty Lizette Fitzpatrick

Lizette FitzpatrickPrincipal Broker at Lizette Realty.

#1 featured Kentucky Realtor on and

Publisher/Author for the only Central Kentucky email newsletter on local real estate listings and sold properties, Kentucky relocation, local events, homeowner information and fun!

For more information on Lizette, Kentucky Horse Farms, Lizette Realty, Madison County, Fayette County, Richmond or Lexington KY real estate 

click on

See for yourself what Lizette's extraordinary clients have to say about their Kentucky Real Estate experience. Copyright © 2009 By Lizette Fitzpatrick, All Rights Reserved..*

*Madison County / Tates Creek Road / Valley View Kentucky*

Comment balloon 7 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • October 09 2008 09:15PM


Lizette, I learned something new today. Awesome! Gotta do a re-blog on this one for my outside readers. Love the eye candy! Enjoy your day. <3 C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Hi Lizette, love the ferry scene and want to be there! 


Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 8 years ago


This is a very nice localism post and the pic just make you want to travel across on the  ferry.   Thank you for sharing your little corner of the world with us.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Carolyn - Thanks for the reblog!

Susie - Come on down!

Don - I travel across the ferry every chance I get for a leisurely drive to Lexington.


Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) over 8 years ago

Hi Lizette, the picture looks like a Mark Twain or a Huckleberry Finn scenery, vice nice. How times have changed.


                                                             ~ Newbie 

Posted by Roy A. Peterson, P.R.E.I. (Domicile Analysis of Texas) over 8 years ago

Roy - I does look like Huck's backyard a bit down in Valley View.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) over 8 years ago

Hi Lizette,

Tates Creek Road sounds like a beautiful road to drive down no matter what time of the year! I think the fall would be the best time as I love fall the turning of the leaves. That ferry reminds me of when I was a child, we would cross the river by ferry when we were out for our Sunday drives with my grandparents in Alberta.

Posted by Trace Galle (Designs by Trace) over 8 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments