Introduction to Maysville, Kentucky
Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason county, is 52 miles SE of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The city of Maysville is the county seat of Mason County. The city was named after John May, landholder. Frontiersman Simon Kenton established his first settlement in the city in the year 1775. Unfortunately he was forced out by the western battles of the American Revolution. In 1784, he returned to build a blockhouse at the site of Maysville and founded Kenton's Station. By the year 1786, the village that grew up in the periphery of Kenton's Station was declared as the town of Washington. During this time John May had acquired the land at Limestone and Daniel Boone. He established a trading post and tavern in the area. In 1787, Maysville was incorporated as a city.
Maysville and nearby Attractions
- Museum Center
- Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
- Adams Lake State Park
- Daniel Boone National Forest
- Shawnee State Forest
- Newport Aquarium
Things To Do In Maysville
Tourists can visit the Museum Center to know about the regional history. The Daniel Boone National Forest is another site where tourists can experience the variety of rich vegetation. The Newport Aquarium is also a popular tourist attraction. It is also worth visiting the Adams Lake State Park, Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, and Shawnee State Forest.
Flights are available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Maysville Higher Education
Residents of the city can opt for Xavier University, Maysville Community and Technical College, Chatfield College, and University of Cincinnati - Clermont College.