Just north of Lexington-Fayette County, Scott County (Georgetown) was explored and settled in the late 18th century. Baptist preacher Elijah Craig led his congregation to the region in 1782, founding a distillery in 1789. The county is diverse in its topography, with gently rolling hills & soil suitable for horse farms in the south, and more densely wooded, steeper topography in the north.
The county seat, Georgetown, has exploded in population since the Scott County is home to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, as well as portions of Crestfield, Hill ‘n Dale, Lane’s End, and Walnut Hall horse farms. The world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park also straddles the Fayette/Scott County line.
With a great quality of life and abundant growth, Scott County is poised to continue its celebrated heritage.
A Vibrant Community
Scott County offers a high quality of life, with a low cost of living, low crime rates, and a strong sense of community. The city of Georgetown has been recognized as one of the best places to live in Kentucky, and has been ranked as one of the safest cities in the state.
Georgetown is home to Georgetown College, a private liberal arts college that has been a part of the community for over 180 years. In addition to the 8,000 employees of Toyota, the city also has a growing healthcare sector, with several hospitals and medical facilities located in the area.
The county offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking and biking trails, parks, and lakes. Georgetown also has a thriving downtown area, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.