Latitude: 38.2064

Longitude: -84.2578

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Paris, Kentucky

The clickable maps and pictures further below show information about Paris, Kentucky. Paris is a 3rd-class city in Bourbon County, Kentucky, in the United States. It lies east of Louisville, on the Stoner Fork of the Licking River. It is the seat of its county and forms part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Joseph Houston settled a station in the area in 1776, but was forced to relocate due to prior land grants. In 1786, Lawrence Protzman purchased the area of present-day Paris from its owners, platted for a town, and offered land for public buildings in exchange for the Virginia legislature making the settlement the seat of the newly-formed Bourbon County. In 1789, the town was formally established as Hopewell after his hometown. The next year, though, it was renamed Paris after the French capital to match its county and honor the French assistance during the American Revolution. The post office was briefly known as Bourbontown or Bourbonton in the early 19th Century, but there is no evidence it was ever formally applied to the town itself. It was incorporated as Paris in 1839 and again in 1890.

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The Main Street stretch of Paris is a product of much time, effort, and money put into the preservation and revitalization of historic buildings downtown. With a handful of new restaurants garnering attention from the Central Kentucky region and beyond, a variety of downtown Paris businesses are reaping the benefits.

The Main Street Program in Paris has been active since 1992, and has seen the renovation of fifteen buildings in the past two years, with more renovations currently underway. Many projects have utilized façade grants administered through GOLD, a state-funded program that works with Renaissance on Main to reward communities that "take steps to revitalize and maintain vibrant, economically sound development in Kentucky's downtown areas", said Paris Main Street manager and tourism director Linda Stubblefield in a Chevy Chaser Magazine article (October 2008).

Downtown Paris ARTWALK, sponsored by The Paris Main Street Program, and founded by Miranda Reynolds and Steve Walton, has become a major social and artistic event in the heart of downtown Paris.

The Nannine Clay Wallis Arboretum, located at 616 Pleasant Street, is a arboretum that is home to The Garden Club of Kentucky. Many of the trees on the grounds were planted in the 1850 when the house was built. Nannine Clay Wallis continued the tradition of planting the latest trees introductions when her father bought the property in 1900. New trees are always being added to the collection. Her daylilies and those hybridized by a former GCKY president, roses and other flowers are featured, also. Admission is free.

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Bourbon County High School, Paris, Kentucky (1.96 km)

Bourbon County High School is a public high school in Paris, Kentucky. It is in the Bourbon County Schools system as opposed to the Paris Independent School System. Athletics Academic Team Baseball Basketball (boys and girls) Boys basketball coach-Jay Bordas Bowling Dance Football Golf Soccer (boys and girls teams) Softball Swimming Tennis Track Volleyball Wrestling Academics English Math German Spanish Science & Biology Art History Psychology & Sociology Agriculture Music Band Eric Hale is the band director.

Claiborne Farm (2.1 km)

Claiborne Farm is a thoroughbred Horse breeding operation near Paris, Kentucky. It was established in 1910, by Arthur B. Hancock, owner of Ellerslie Farm in Albemarle County, Virginia, and has been operated by members of his family ever since. Owners Arthur B. Hancock (1875–1957) Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock, Jr. (1910–1972) Seth W. Hancock (b. 1949) Arthur B. Hancock III (b. 1943) owns Stone Farm, a breeding operation near Paris, Kentucky. Arthur B. Hancock imported breeding stock from Europe that made Claiborne Farm an international leader in breeding, sales, and racing.

WYGH (2.19 km)

WYGH (1440 AM) is a radio station licensed to Paris, Kentucky, USA, serving the Lexington area. It is a simulcast of what is broadcast on WIOK 107.5 FM in Falmouth, KY. The station is currently owned by Hammond Broadcasting, Inc..

Cane Ridge, Kentucky (10.01 km)

Cane Ridge, Kentucky, United States was the site, in 1801, of a large camp meeting that drew thousands of people and had a lasting influence as one of the landmark events of the Second Great Awakening. Methodists, Baptists and Presbyterians all participated, and many of the "spiritual exercises", such as glossolalia, were exhibited that later became more associated with the Pentecostal movement.

Ruddels Mills, Kentucky (11.02 km)

Ruddles Mill is a historic rural settlement in Bourbon County, Kentucky. It was established by Captain Isaac Ruddell as a mill. The site is located where Hinkston Creek and Stoner Creek join to form the South Fork of the Licking River (not to be confused with Ruddles Station).

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