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NICHOLASVILLE By 1798 plans for a town were laid out by local Reverend John Metcalf. The town’s name honors Revolutionary War Colonel George Nicholas, who is celebrated as Kentucky’s first Attorney General and the father of Kentucky’s State Constitution.

WILMORE

welcome Explore picturesque bluegrass fields, visit

with a KY Derby Winner and future prodigy,

sample fine wines, emmerce yourself with the

history of Camp Nelson or just be a spectator at the PGA’s Barbasol Championship. No

matter your fancy, discover a place that’s “Taylor Made for Fun!”

See yall soon! MITCHELL PEARSON

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Wilmore was established in 1876 by the Cincinnati Southern Railroad as a flag stop with the construction of the nearby High Bridge Railroad trestle on the Kentucky River. The bridge was the highest in the world in 1877, an engineering marvel of its time. The train stop was named Scotts Station for a large land owner near the new railroad track, but a dispute between the owner and the railroad resulted in the name being changed to Wilmore in honor of another land owner. In 1882 a general store was begun and by 1898 there were several businesses in town.


Jessamine County is named after Jessamine Douglass, daughter of an early pioneer settler. Her name is derived from the wild Jasmine flower that grows on the banks of creeks within the area. VISITJESSAMINE.COM


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CAMP NELSON NATIONAL MONUMENT A Union Supply Depot during the Civil War, where thousands of slaves risked their lives to escape here with the hope of securing their freedom. The site was referred as “The Canada of the South”. LEARN MORE >>

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GOLF

HIGH BRIDGE

Golf fanatic? We have plenty of greens. Play a round of golf at one of our courses or be a spectator at the PGA’s Barbasol Championship in July.

High Bridge, built in 1877, was the highest trestle in the world. Visit High Bridge Park and enjoy the lookout at this architectural marvel.

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play WE HAVE PLENTY OF GREENS. Play a round of golf at one of our courses or be a spectator at the PGA’s Barbasol Championship.

CONNEMARA GOLF COURSE 2327 Lexington Road Nicholasville 859.885.4331

TAYLOR MADE FARM

VINEYARDS

No trip to Kentucky is complete without visiting a horse farm. Taylor Made offers different horse farm tours, one of which includes meeting Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome.

Sample rich Kentucky wine at Chrisman Mill, 1922 House or sample and walk the grounds of First Vineyard, the first commercialized vineyard in the United States.

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GOLF CLUB OF THE BLUEGRASS 438 Barbaro Lane Nicholasville 859.223.4516 KEENE TRACE GOLF CLUB 5600 Harrodsburg Road Nicholasville 859.224.4653 THOROUGHBRED GOLF CLUB AT HIGH POINT 1215 High Point Drive Nicholasville 859-887-4614


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DID YOU KNOW? Jessamine County is home to the first commercialized vineyard in the United States.

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EAT LIKE A LOCAL WINE Dine like the locals do at some of the best kept secrets in the state! Check out our options to experience a little Kentucky flavor.

drink 1922 WINERY 3155 Keene Road Nicholasville 859.321.3533 CHRISMAN MILL VINEYARDS 2385 Chrisman Mill Road Nicholasville 859.264.9463 FIRST VINEYARD WINERY 5800 Sugar Creek Road Nicholasville 859.885.9359

sample them all. Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest Kentucky’s premiere wine event celebrates not only wineries in Jessamine County, but across the Bluegrass State! LEARN MORE >>

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EXTEND YOUR STAY You’ll feel right at home in Jessamine County.

1989 REDBUD B&B 600 North Lexington Ave. Wilmore 859.215.6000 ASBURY INN & SUITES 1 June Ryan Circle Wilmore 859.858.2156 COMFORT INN 100 All Star Way Nicholasville 859.887.0700 CORNER HOUSE B&B 228 Richmond Avenue Nicholasville 859.881.5229 DERBY INN & SUITES 2149 Lexington Road Nicholasville 859.887.8712

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FROM OUR HOTELS TO OUR UNIQUE BED & BREAKFAST OPTIONS, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 164 Imperial Way Nicholasville 859.885.8080 HOMEPLACE GUEST HOUSE B&B 206 South Lexington Ave. Wilmore 859.858.4549

SCOTT STATION INN B&B 305 East Main Street Wilmore 270.392.4043

HOMEPLACE INN 181 Imperial Way Nicholasville 859.885.9889

TURFMORE HOTEL 9110 Harrodsburg Road Wilmore 859.858.4839

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THE POTTER’S INN 313 Walters Lane Wilmore 859.858.0121


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play GET OUTSIDE ASBURY TRAILS

Asbury University offers trails at the Palisades Farm (also home to the Asbury Equine program). Palisades Farm features approximately a mile of limestone cliffs along the Kentucky River. The Farm also hosts a ravine which leads down to the river and provides access. There are over two miles of hiking trails available to students and the public. Estes Chapel, Asbury University | Charles Wesley, 1707-1788. Best known for the hymns he produced in his lifetime… an astounding 8,989 in number.

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discover THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO AND SEE IN JESSAMINE COUNTY.

Enjoy one of the Bluegrass Region’s best kept secrets. This 155 acre nature preserve is great for hikers with a 2.5 mile trail. The trail crosses Jessamine Creek for beautiful views. This peaceful sanctuary is just minutes from Wilmore, Nicholasville and Lexington.

ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 204 North Lexington Avenue Wilmore 859.858.3581

The Kentucky River is a tributary of the Ohio River, 260 miles long. The river and its tributaries drain much of the central region of the state, with its upper course passing through the coal-mining regions of the Cumberland Mountains and its lower course passing through the Bluegrass region in the north central part of the state.

CAMP NELSON NATIONAL CEMETERY 6980 Old Danville Road Nicholasville 859.885.5727

SPRINGHOUSE GARDENS 185 Catnip Hill Road Nicholasville 859.224.1417 VALLEY VIEW FERRY Kentucky River Mile 157.9 Valley View, Nicholasville

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JESSAMINE COUNTY Founded 1798

CITIES NICHOLASVILLE WILMORE

explore kentucky DID WE MENTION OUR NEIGHBORS ARE AWESOME? Our neighbors are pretty great. The downtown of Nicholasville is only 14 miles from downtown Lexington. Not to mention we’re really close to Richmond, Danville, Berea, Georgetown and Frankfort. You can hub and spoke easily from our community and see why our area is called the Bluegrass.

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SHAKER VILLAGE OF PLEASANT HILL 3501 Lexington Road Harrodsburg 859.734.5411 KEENELAND 4201 Versailles Road Lexington 859.254.3412 KENTUCKY HORSE PARK 4089 Iron Works Parkway Lexington 859.233.4303 PERRYVILLE BATTLEFIELD STATE HISTORIC SITE 1825 Battlefield Road Perryville 859.332.8631


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