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Washington County, Kentucky

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Washington County was the first county formed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky when it reached statehood, and the sixteenth county formed. It is named for George Washington, the first president of the United States.

The Washington County Courthouse, completed in 1816, is the oldest courthouse still in use in Kentucky.[10] A significant county court record is the marriage bond of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, parents of President Abraham Lincoln. The bond is dated June 10, 1806; it was written the day before the marriage in the small community of Beechland, on the Little Beech River. The marriage return was signed by Jesse Head, the Methodist preacher who performed the ceremony, and dates the marriage to June 12, 1806.

The Washington County Courthouse, completed in 1816, is the oldest courthouse still in use in Kentucky.

Jacob Beam, founder of Jim Beam whiskey, sold his first barrel of whiskey in Washington County.

Adjacent Counties

Communities

  • Bear Wallow
  • Brush Grove
  • Fredericktown
  • Mackville
  • Manton
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Saint Catherine
  • Springfield (County Seat)
  • Thompsonville
  • Willisburg
  • Mooresville
  • Maud

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