Jessamine County, Kentucky was formed in 1798. The county seat is Nicholasville, with a county population of over 48,000. The County was named for Jessamine Douglass, the daughter of an early pioneer settler. Jessamine County contains 173 square miles of land in the central region of the state of Kentucky.
Special Features of Jessamine County:
- The first commercial winery and vineyard in the State was established in Nicholasville in the late 18th century.
- The region is part of the Bluegrass region known for raising thoroughbred horses.
- The 7th fastest growing city in the state.
- High Bridge railroad structure built in 1877, is featured by the Smithsonian Institute. Considered an engineering marvel, it was the highest railroad trestle in the world at that time.
- The unique ecosystem of the Kentucky River Palisades are in Jessamine County.
- Home of the Camp Nelson Civil War site.
- Many private residences and historic places on the National Register of Historic Places
Cities and Towns in Jessamine County:
Address of the Jessamine County Courthouse:
Jessamine County Courthouse
101 N. Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356