A famous town name in Bluegrass country, Paris, Kentucky is home to rolling green ranches, horse-raising, bourbon, Americana history, and beautiful colonial architecture. It’s also home to almost 10,000 residents who live, raise families, work businesses and enjoy the area as their piece of the country year-in and year-out.
The original community that later became Paris, KY, was first established in 1775, a year before the Revolutionary War began. About 14 years later, the community was formally chartered as Hopewell, Virginia. The state of Kentucky, as we know it today, was still evolving with moving borders and the creation of various county jurisdictions. Only a year later, however, the local assembly debated a petition to rename the community Paris. A few years later, Kentucky, as a state of the Union, was formally admitted in 1792, and Paris was officially renamed 17 years later in 1815. Since then, the small community has sat at the crossroads of state routes 68 and 460, providing a bedroom community east of much larger Georgetown, KY to the west, and Lexington to the southwest.