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Overview

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.

Versailles History

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 plan 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.

Versailles Transportation

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,091
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+4,259
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.3%
Median Earnings25+$28,533
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,973
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,138

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,040
% Above Poverty Level74.8%
% Below Poverty Level25.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$680
Median House Value$139,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31%
Irish11.3%
German10.9%
English10.8%
Italian2.3%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.4%
Polish1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Russian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Versailles Almanac

CategoryValue
County Woodford County, Jessamine County
Standard Zip Codes40383, 40390
Company Zip Codes40384
Phone Area Codes859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.05
Approximate Longitude-84.72

Versailles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLEXINGTON BLUE GRASS AP
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationDIX DAM
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationBARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance39.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Frankfort27,598$59,151
Georgetown31,708$69,688
Lawrenceburg11,081$61,959
Midway1,681$69,375
Wilmore6,181$57,000

Versailles Public Libraries

Woodford County Library
115 NORTH MAIN STREET
Versailles, Kentucky
(859) 873-5191

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Versailles Hospitals

Bluegrass Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
360 Amsden Ave.
(859) 873-3111

Versailles Public Schools

Huntertown Elementary School
120 Woodburn Hall Drive
ZIP: 40383
(859) 879-4680
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Safe Harbor Academy
134 Macey Avenue
ZIP: 40383
(859) 879-4694
Other
Total Enrollment 21
Simmons Elementary School
830 Tyrone Pike
ZIP: 40383
(859) 879-4670
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Southside Elementary School
1300 Troy Pike
ZIP: 40383
(859) 879-4660
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Woodford County High School
180 Frankfort St
ZIP: 40383
(859) 879-4630
High
Total Enrollment 1255
Woodford County Middle School
100 School House Rd
ZIP: 40383
(859) 879-4650
Middle
Total Enrollment 980

Versailles Private Schools

St Leo School
255 Huntertown Rd
ZIP: 40383
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
Versailles Montessori School
480 Pinckard Pike
ZIP: 40383
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Woodford Christian School
320 Hope Ln
ZIP: 40383
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
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