Transportation routes have been important to the development of Warren County. Rivers and animal trails, used by Native Americans and later by settlers, served as the earliest thoroughfares. During the antebellum years, better roads were built, stagecoach routes established and railroads constructed. The twentieth century saw the construction of state highways, interstates and parkways, and the development of air travel.
"Sketch of a Flat Bottom Boat,"by Georges Henri Victor Collet, 1826. Rivers were some of the earliest thoroughfares in Kentucky. Throughout much of the antebellum era, farmers used flatboats to take their goods to distant markets.
Warren County, Transportation