About Georgetown

Welcome to a place where tradition and progress meet. Rich in agricultural heritage and rural lifestyle, Georgetown is one of the fastest growing areas in the state, and home to Georgetown College and Toyota's largest manufacturing facility outside Japan.

Noted for its historic homes and perhaps the best antique shopping in the state, Georgetown is also known as one of the state's fastest growing cities. Located at the crossroads of I-75 and I-64, it is ideally located just 10 miles north of Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World. Two larger cities, Louisville and Cincinnati provide quick access to arts, entertainment, shopping and professional sports.

Georgetown was founded by the Baptist minister Elijah Craig in 1790, best known for his world famous invention, bourbon whiskey. Today, Georgetown is proud to be the American hometown of Toyota's Camry, Solara and Avalon production facility as well as host for the Cincinnati Bengals' training camp, which is held each August at Georgetown College, a four-year liberal arts school. Additionally, the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University and Midway College are all located in the surrounding area.

Recreation
Georgetown is situated in the heart of Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region. This is horse country, and the area's back roads offer beautiful scenery with horse farms, Irish fieldstone fences and rolling fields of tobacco and cattle. Steeped in tradition and just 10 miles down the road in nearby Lexington, Keeneland Race Course attracts people from around the world for their yearly meets in April and October. At the Kentucky Horse Park, visitors can watch a harness maker at work, enjoy the parade of breeds, or take a horse-drawn carriage tour. Historic Elkhorn Creek offers world class canoeing and fishing. There are dozens of golf courses in the area, including Cherry Blossom and Canewood Golf Course.

For more information about Georgetown, visit the Chamber of Commerce website.