Introduction to Paris, Kentucky
Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon county, is 19 miles NE of Lexington, Kentucky. The people of the city are in the Lexington metropolitan area.
The city of Paris was settled in the year 1775. Paris is Bourbon county’s county seat. It was first chartered in 1789 and was then known as Hopewell, Virginia. The name was changed to Paris in the year 1790. This was done as a gesture of appreciation of the assistance of France during the revolutionary war. Paris was first incorporated as a city in 1862.
Paris and nearby Attractions
- Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate
- Boone Station State Historic Site
- Fort Boonesboro State Park
- Waveland State Historic Site
- White Hall State Historic Site
Things To Do In Paris
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park and Fort Boonesborough State Park are the nearby parks where the visitors can enjoy various recreational activities. Tourists can visit several museums like Cynthiana - Harrison County Museum, Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum, and Bluegrass Heritage Museum. Visitors can join the natives in celebrating the local festivals like the Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day, Bourbon County Fair, and Cane Ridge Day.
Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.
Paris Higher Education
University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, and Eastern Kentucky University are the educational institution that offer higher educational facilities.