Did You Know?? Fun Facts about Cynthiana and Harrison County
Cynthiana is home to the world's only Post It® Note Manufacturer, 3M.
The World's largest Walking Dead Mural is located in downtown Cynthiana on Walnut Street.
The original creator and artist of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, hail from Cynthiana. They returned for a one time Walking Dead Day Festival in 2016 where the town hosted a zombie like apocalypse, complete with a crashed airplane, abandoned cars and store fronts and a limited edition Cynthiana version of the first issue of The Walking Dead comic. You can still visit the locations from the original comic today in Cynthiana by the Walking Dead site map and tour on the Cynthiana App.
John Hunt Morgan raided Cynthiana two times- and on the second time he burned down half of Cynthiana.
Cynthiana is also home to Joe B Hall, former head basketball coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. There is a mural of him on Main Street downtown.
Death Valley Scotty, infamous California swindler and liar, was a native of Harrison County.
Cynthiana has the second largest iron façade buildings in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The confederate memorial in Battle Grove Cemetery is the second oldest in the USA.
Bullard manufactures and distributes hard hats around the world and are made right here in Cynthiana.
Other well known past residents of Cynthiana- Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy, Betty Pariso, IFBB professional body builder, Celia Ammerman, America's Next Top Model season 12 and Lawrence Pressman, actor.
Cynthiana has a free downloadable smart phone app complete with historical downtown walking tours, civil war driving tours, business listings, blogs, event calendar and more.