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Georgetown KY
Welcome to the perfect picture of small-town Americana located in the heart of Scott County just north of the cross roads of I-75 and I-64. Georgetown is ideally located 10 miles north of Lexington, the “Horse Capital of the World" and was founded in 1790 by Baptist minister Elijah Craig. Reverend Craig is perhaps best known for his world-famous claim to the invention of "bourbon" whiskey. Historic, downtown Georgetown—one of the most picturesque, Victorian downtown areas in Kentucky, features antique shops, unique boutiques, and a diverse variety of restaurants offering cuisine to satisfy every palate. Enjoy a historic walking tour that features over 200 buildings/homes that are listed on the national registry of historic places. Historic Ward Hall, which is said to be the largest Greek Revival house in Kentucky and one of the finest example of Greek Revival Architecture in the south, stands watch over a Japanese friendship garden alongside the serene Elkhorn Creek. Georgetown is also home of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. where the top ranked Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, and Venza vehicles are produced. Factory Stores Shopping Center offers stores for shopping delight. Just several minutes from downtown, explore the Kentucky Horse Park - the only park in the world dedicated to the horse. Pay a visit to Old Friends Retirement Farm and feed a retired racehorse some carrots with your own hand. Whatever route you take, we’re sure you'll find the road that leads back to Georgetown and Scott County again and again to discover for yourself just why we are Kentucky’s Horse Headquarters. For more information go to Georgetown/Scott County Tourism's website.