Introduction to Versailles, Kentucky
Versailles, Kentucky is 14 miles W of Lexington, Kentucky. It is in Woodford county. The city is part of the Lexington metro area. The population of Versailles is 7,511.
Versailles was established in 1792 on an area of 80 acres. The land was owned by Hezekiah Briscoe. Versailles was named after Versailles in France, honoring General Lafayette, who was a family friend of Briscoe’s guardian. Officially the city was incorporated in 1837.
Versailles and nearby Attractions
- Bluegrass Railroad Museum
- Woodford County Historical Society Museum
- Old Fort Harrod State Park
- Lincoln Homestead State Park
Things To Do In Versailles
Tourists can paln a trip to the Woodford County Historical Society Museum and the Bluegrass Railroad Museum. Parks like the Lincoln Homestead State Park and the Old Fort Harrod State Park are popular for their recreational facilities. The city also hosts several annual festivals and events such as the LeoFest, Woodford County Fair, Jack Jouett Family History Day, and the Millville Hillbilly Daze.
Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport is few miles away.
Versailles Higher Education
University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, University of Louisville, and the Eastern Kentucky University provide facilities for higher education.