Garrard County, Kentucky was formed in 1797. The county seat is Lancaster, with a county-wide population of just under 17,000. The County was named for James Garrard, the second Governor of Kentucky from 1796 to 1804. Garrard County contains 231 square miles of land in the central region of the state.
Special Features of Garrard County:
- Country music star Eddie Montgomery and John Michael Montgomery were raised in Garrard County.
- The childhood home of Temperance movement leader, Carry A. Nation, is in Garrard County.
- The home of Harriet Beecher Stowe during much of the writing of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
- Many private residences and historic places on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Is the entire Eastern shore of Herrington Lake, and offering recreational opportunities including historic fishing camps to modern marinas and developments.
Cities and Towns in Garrard County Kentucky:
- Paint Lick
Address of the Garrard County Courthouse:
Garrard County Courthouse
15 Public Square
Lancaster, KY 40440