Introduction to Georgetown, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott county, is 15 miles N of Lexington, Kentucky. The people of the city are in the Lexington metropolitan area. Georgetown has a population of 18,080.
The city of Georgetown is the county seat of Scott County and is located in the Lexington - Fayette metro area. The community was named after the first President of the United States of America, George Washington. It was in late 1785, Georgetown was established by Rev. Elijah Craig and the Virginia Baptists. The city was incorporated in the year 1790. Some of the first mills of the city were established by Elijah Craig. He also founded a classical school in Georgetown, which later became Georgetown College.
Georgetown and nearby Attractions
- International Museum of the Horse
- Equus Run Vineyards
- Living Arts and Science Center
- Kentucky State Capitol
- Waveland State Historic Site
- Old Fort Harrod State Park
Things To Do In Georgetown
Tourists can visit the Waveland State Historic Site, which tells the history of the city. One can also visit the Equus Run Vineyards. The Living Arts and Science Centre is a store house of various arts and scientific discoveries. Tourists can also be a part of the city’s festivity by participating in the Festival of Horse, which is organized in the city every year in October.
Air transport is available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Georgetown Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are available from Kentucky State University, Lexington Community College, Transylvania University, Georgetown College, and Eastern Kentucky University.