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Shelbyville

Shelbyville, Kentucky

American Saddlebred Capital of the World
American Saddlebred Capital of the World
  • American Saddlebred Capital of the World
  • Old Courthouse
  • Car Show 2009 (compliments of Shelby Co. Life)
  • Street Party Concert
  • 2009 Christmas Parade (compliments of the Sentinel News)
  • Veteran's Park
  • Shelbyville Fountain on Main Street
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The American Saddlebred Capital of the World, Shelbyville, is named in honor of Governor Isaac Shelby. In the early 1800's, Shelbyville was a place to stop as you traveled between Louisville & Frankfort on horseback or buggy. It was then and remains today a great place to live, work or visit.  

By 1800, it was the seventh largest town in the state with a population of 262 residents.  Now with a population of about 13,000 it is a quaint town with true Southern Charm. Stop by one of our destination restaurants including the popular, Science Hill Inn. Visit the coffee/tea shop or why not peruse one of our many interesting shops.  Don’t forget the many events taking place in downtown, check out www.shelbyvilleky.com for a full listing. 

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Shelbyville
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Region: Bourbon, Horses & History
Website: www.shelbyvilleky.co...
Email: tours@shelbyvilleky....

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