Marion County Kentucky

Marion County, Kentucky was formed in 1834 from Washington County. The County was named for Francis Marion, an American Revolutionary War General, nicknamed “The Swamp Fox.” Marion County contains 347 square miles of land in the central part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The county seat is Lebanon, with a population of just over 20,000.

Special Features of Marion County:Marion County Kentucky Courthouse in Lebanon, KY

  • Maker’s Mark Distillery, in Loretto, is part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  • St. Mary’s College, ( 1821-1976 ) the oldest Catholic college in Kentucky
  • Pope’s Creek Ranch – 1,100-acre ranch and trails
  • The Quilt Trail
  • Kentucky Cooperage – Bourbon Barrel Manufacturing (Tours available)
  • Myrtledene (circa 1833) Bed and Breakfast
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff (January)
  • Marion County Country Ham Days Festival (September)
  • Many private residences and historic places on the National Register of Historic Places

Cities, Towns, and Communities in Marion County:

  • Bradfordsville
  • Calvary
  • Finley
  • Gravel Switch
  • Holy Cross
  • Lebanon (County Seat)
  • Loretto
  • Raywick
  • St. Francis
  • St. Joe
  • St. Marys
  • Nerinx

Address of the Marion County Courthouse:

Marion County Courthouse
223 North Spalding Avenue
Lebanon, KY 40033

Marion County Official Website
Marion County Chamber of Commerce

Interesting Facts About Marion County:

Marion County, Kentucky was a nightlife hotspot in the 1960s with clubs such as Club 68 and the Golden Horseshoe hosting nationally known entertainment acts that are now a part of music history. Marion County also has many religious historical sites, Civil War battlefields, and a number of impressive, locally-owned eateries. And bourbon… lots of Kentucky bourbon.

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