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Region Eastern Kentucky

Historical Mt. Sterling is a progressive community located in east-central Kentucky, 30 miles east of Lexington. Originally named Little Mountain Town, for a large mound built by the Adena Indians, founder Hugh Forbes later named it Mt. Sterling for his hometown of Stirling, Scotland. Mt. Sterling now has a charming downtown that contains many restored and/or well maintained buildings that feature beautiful architecture from the early 1880’s. The city has maintained it’s small-town flavor while attracting industry and other businesses. Ideally located, on I-64, within 30 minutes are opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreational opportunities or visit Lexington with all it’s amenities. Mt. Sterling is a beautiful and friendly place to live, work, raise your family and enjoy life.