Bourbon County, 1786

Bourbon County courthouse lawn, Paris, KY


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"Named for the royal French family who aided the colonies in the War of Independence. Bourbon was one of nine Virginia counties formed before Kentucky became a state in 1792. From its original area all of twenty-four counties and parts of ten other new ones were made. At this site the first courthouse in 1787 marked the county seat. Known as Hopewell, renamed Paris."

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  • April 19, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger