The first place you want to visit is the Internet. However, be prepared to find nothing more than re-hashed stories about the treasure you are looking for. That is unless you dig for information that is not easily accessible on the Internet.
Visit the websites of historical societies in the area you want to search. Also try getting information from the National Archives in Washington D.C. Read everything you can, and then follow up on any leads. You must do the legwork of research before you actually head out into the field to do the actual searching for the buried treasure. Once you have gathered all of your information, then the actual searching becomes easier.
Good luck! And have fun in your search for Kentucky lost treasure.
Russelville is located in Logan County. In 1868 Jesse James and his gang robbed the Russelville bank of $50,000 in gold coins. As the town posse closed in on them, they cached their loot somewhere outside the town.
Paducah is located in McCracken County. During the 1930's, James Langstaff, a local merchant, buried $75,000 in gold coins somewhere inside his hardware store.
West Paducah is located near Metropolis. Along the south side of the Ohio River in McCracken County, silver coins from the late nineteenth century have been found on the river bank. They may have been washed up on shore from a riverboat wreck.
Henderson is located route 1, in Henderson county. On the banks of the Ohio River, approximately half a mile east of Henderson, gold and silver coins have been found. The wreck of a riverboat can be seen in the river. Possibly, the coins washed up on shore from this wreck.
The Harpe Brothers Treasure is a cache of gold coins, supposedly buried by the Harpe brothers somewhere in a cave above a stream. Search the area of Harpe's Head road, located approximately 10 miles south of Henderson, in Henderson County.
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