The Green River runs 384 miles through Kentucky, including through Mammoth Cave National Park, until it meets the Ohio River.
Though named for Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, it is the karst landscape and limestone from the cave regions that contributes to the river’s green hue.
The River Styx is an underground River that flows through the cave. It exits the cave and flows a few hundred yards to the Green River.
When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
I’ll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin’
Just five miles away from wherever I am.Lyrics from Paradise by John Prine
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