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Located just north of the crossroads of I-75 and I-64, Georgetown and Scott County are located 10 miles north of Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World. Georgetown was founded in 1790 by the Baptist minister Elijah Craig. The Reverend Craig is perhaps best known for his world famous invention, bourbon whiskey.

Today, Georgetown is a blend of old and new. Noted for its profusion of historic houses and perhaps the finest antique shopping in the state, it is also one of Kentucky's fastest growing communities and the American home of Toyota's Camry, Sienna, and Avalon production facility. Each August, Georgetown is also host to the Cincinnati Bengals' training camp.

Our back roads offer beautiful horse farms, Irish fieldstone fences, the meandering Elkhorn and Eagle creeks and rolling fields of tobacco and cattle. You'll find small, quaint communities like Stamping Ground and Sadieville. Elkhorn Creek offers both canoeists and fishermen a rewarding and relaxing experience.

Georgetown is the ideal place to live, visit, or just relax. Come see us!

Text Taken from the Georgetown Tourism Website: www.georgetownky.com