Introduction to Wilmore, Kentucky
Wilmore, Kentucky, in Jessamine county, is 13 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky. The people of the city are in the Lexington metropolitan area. Wilmore has a population of 5,905.
Revolutionary Soldiers from Virginia, Pennsylvania as well as Maryland settled in Wilmore in 1779. Primarily, this place was influenced by Bishop Francis Asbury who founded the Bethel Academy in 1790. The academy is now known as Asbury College. The city was named honoring the landowner, John R. Wilmore.
Wilmore and nearby Attractions
- Railside Museum
- Highbridge Park
- Kentucky Horse Park
- Waveland State Historic Site
Things To Do In Wilmore
One can visit the Railside Museum and the Waveland State Historic Site, if fond of history and museums. Tourists can also visit the Highbridge Park and Kentucky Horse Park, which also include two awesome museums. Tourists can also participate the festivals that are celebrated in the city. These include the Ichthus Festival, which is a gathering of Christian speakers and musical artists. The city also hosts the Highbridge Film Festival every year.
One can avail air transportation from Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport.
Wilmore Higher Education
Asbury College is located in Wilmore. Others in the neighborhood include the Lexington Community College, University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and University of Louisville.