Hazard is a lovely city in the state of Kentucky, United States, located more exactly in Perry County and being its county seat, at the same time. The name of Hazard comes from U.S. Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who is known for his victory in the War of 1812. In the 1820s, a post office was established in the area, which was then named Perry Court House, but the name of the town was changed to Hazard, in 1854. Later, Hazard became incorporated in 1884. Now, there are 4.806 people living in Hazard, according to the 2000 census. Even if it is a small city, Hazard is definitely worth visiting, especially if you want to enjoy a peaceful and quiet holiday, filled with cultural and recreational activities.
The Bobby Davis Museum and Park is the place where you can learn everything you want to know about the history, culture and traditions of Hazard and Perry County, ever since their formation. The museum was founded in 1984 and it features numerous interesting exhibits and artifacts. The park surrounding the museum is perfect to spend a day in the outdoors, as it features urban forests, herb gardens, a rose garden and many walking paths, as well as picnic areas. The park is also equipped with a swimming pool, tennis court and bathhouse, so it is clear that everyone will have a nice time here.
The Hazard Country Club is perfect for those who are passionate about golfing. They will be able to enjoy the 9-hole regulation length course, which is designed as to offer exciting challenges for every category of players. Those who do not want to golf can simply enjoy the other great amenities offered by the club, including a restaurant and full bar.
Black Gold Plaza is the place where every shopping enthusiast will have the chance to go on a relaxing shopping spree. Moreover, this shopping facility is also equipped with a cinema theater and it has numerous dining options, suited for all tastes and budgets.