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KSR caller documents visit to see all nine tri-state points in Kentucky

With 120 total counties and 40,408 square miles, there is plenty to love and appreciate about Kentucky. Between the mountains, bodies of water, natural land formations such as Mammoth Cave and Red River Gorge, and rolling hills of bluegrass, the beauty is endless.

In an effort to enjoy all Kentucky has to offer and showcase the diverse geography and landscape, Paintsville native and KSR caller Alex Green took a 1,000-plus mile trip to visit every corner and county of the state.

More specifically, Green visited all nine tri-state points and grabbed footage at each location, compiling it all into a 12-minute video on YouTube.

Here are all of the points where three states meet in Kentucky, with each being featured in the video:

  • Kentucky (Boone County), Indiana, and Ohio
  • Kentucky (Union County), Indiana, and Illinois
  • Kentucky (Fulton County), Tennessee, and Missouri
    • Two extra points on the island in Fulton County create three total points in Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee
  • Kentucky (Boyd County), West Virginia, and Ohio
  • Kentucky (Pike County), West Virginia, and Virginia
  • Kentucky (Ballard County), Missouri, and Illinois
  • Kentucky (Bell County), Tennessee, and Virginia

“Oh my gosh, it was the best trip I’ve ever been on. I had never been west of Bowling Green, and I made it all the way out to a little island in Fulton County,” Green said in a call on KSR this week. “… I also hit all 120 counties in my trip, and that’s something I’ve always wanted to do. ”

While there are nine total tripoints in the state, only two are physically marked for visitors to see.

“We have nine tripoints in our state, but only two of them have actual markers,” he said. “One of them is in Bell County, and there’s one in Pike County. … It takes an expedition to get to it. It’s probably an hour or so past Belfry, going through all the back roads to get back to it.”

Regarding the seven other points, Green had to physically map out each location and find them himself. Once he got there, he used his drone to get aerial footage and created his own tri-state points, as shown in the video.

“In my opinion, the state needs to put up markers on the Kentucky side to designate the tripoints,” Green said. “If you drove by it, you’d never know.”

After making seeing every corner and county in the state, Green hopes his experience inspires other Kentuckians or visitors to do the same.

“This trip was so special for me to see every end of our state,” he told KSR. “Trip of a lifetime.”

Check out Green’s experience below:

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

4 Comments for KSR caller documents visit to see all nine tri-state points in Kentucky

  1. OldSchool606
    8:07 pm September 19, 2020 Permalink

    Great work Alex. The VA/KY/WVA border has some early pre-Revolutionary War significance. Read about the Sandy Creek expedition at Also it’s Hatfield-McCoy country. Keep up the good work.

  2. tdub
    9:57 pm September 19, 2020 Permalink

    Well done Alex. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. I’ll probably never make it to all 120 countries but I’m proud of our state. Go Cats

  3. tdub
    9:58 pm September 19, 2020 Permalink


    6:07 pm September 20, 2020 Permalink

    Great work, very cool! FYI, the Kentucky border with Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois is the North Shore of the Ohio River. Kentucky was a State first and owns the Ohio River along the border with those three states.