Located on the Cumberland River at the mouth of Round Lick Creek, Rome once rivaled Carthage as a port and trade center until it began to decline, along with the steamboats, in the early 20th century. During the Civil War, Confederate General John MorganÂ’'s troops escaped a Union attack in Lebanon, finding their getaway in Rome: the ferry anchored on their side of the river. The historic ferry continued in operation through the late 1920s.
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