Flemingsburg is a delightful little town to visit, and a great place to live. Full of historic buildings the town is surrounded by beautiful rolling farmland with three lovely old wooden covered bridges. Fleming County is the official “Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky”. Flemingsburg is over 200 years old, founded and laid out in 1797 by George Stockton of Virginia and named for his half-brother Colonel John Fleming. It became the county seat for Fleming County in 1798. The town motto is “the friendly town that hospitality built”. The Fleming County Courthouse and County Library house a large collection of genealogical records and artifacts. Antique shops, craft shops, Amish and Mennonite shops are located nearby with their own special touch of a slower and interesting lifestyle.