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Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Georgetown is approximately 11,414 (1990), 29098 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,506 (1990), 10733 (2010).
The amount of land area in Georgetown is 11.74 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Georgetown to Washington DC is 430 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 17 miles. (as the crow flies)
Georgetown is positioned 38.20 degrees north of the equator and 84.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.


10 miles north of Lexington
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History & History Related Items

A small number of settlers came into this area as early as 1775. First known, in 1782, as Lebanon, Virginia, the town was named Georgetown in 1790 in honor of our first President, George Washington. When Scott County was formed in 1792, Georgetown was designated the first county seat, a position it still holds today. It is said that Georgetown was founded by Elijah Craig, a Baptist minister. He is also known as the inventor of Bourbon Whiskey!

Try this history page for more background for Georgetown and the county.
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Destination - Scott County

Festival of the Horse
This festival has been held more than 25 years and celebrates the tradition of the horse in this area. Held annually each September

Georgetown and Scott County Museum
229 East Main Street
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
Phone: 502-863-6201

Georgetown International Kite and Culture Festival
Held each year in April

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Georgetown City Government

City of Georgetown
100 Court Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Mayor's Office Phone: (502) 863-9800
City Clerk's Phone: (502) 863-9804

Georgetown is the county seat for Scott County.

Georgetown Chamber

Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce
160 E Main Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone: 502-863-5424
Fax: 502-863-5756

Georgetown Organizations

Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce
160 E Main Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone: 502-863-5424
Fax: 502-863-5756

Georgetown Libraries

Scott County Public Library
104 South Bradford Lane
Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone: (502) 863-3566

Georgetown Schools

Scott County Schools


Georgetown College
400 E College St
Georgetown KY 40324
Phone: 502-863-8000
Since 1787 Georgetown


Georgetown is in the Eastern Time Zone

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