Battletown, Kentucky


Battletown is an unincorporated rural community in Meade County, Kentucky. It lies a few miles northwest of Brandenburg on KY 228, at its intersection with Pine Ridge Road.

Lapland Woods

According to Norman and Scott, the area known as Lapland Woods is a dangerous place, and one that you should only venture into with a knowledgable guide during the fall or winter months. It is worth mentioning that deadly rattlesnakes are to be found here.

However, these woods are reputedly haunted by one Leah Smock, a woman accused of witchcraft in the early 19th century. She lies in a graveyard set in the thick of Lapland Woods.

It is alleged that she has been sighted hovering near grave.

For a full account of the life and demise of Leah Smock, we recommend you read Haunted America below.


For further information, please read Haunted America by Michael Norman and Beth Scott.