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Believe it or not, Georgetown is actually a larger city than Frankfort, which is the capital of Kentucky! Today, Frankfort has twenty-eight thousand residents, but Georgetown has nearly thirty-four thousand, which isn’t a huge difference, but a noticeable one.
Before we came and colonized the land, Native Americans lived in the Georgetown area for what is thought to be over fifteen-thousand years. You can date the first European explorations of Georgetown to 1774, where a Colonel named John Floyd was given one-thousand acres of land due to his military service. During the Civil War, Georgetown was raided by the Confederacy not once, but twice, and both raids were led by General John Hunt Morgan.
Soon after the war, Georgetown began to transition itself from an economy based primarily on agriculture, to one based on manufacturing, small business, and farming. In the 1960s, when Interstate 75 was constructed, the city became far more popular due to the sheer amount of traffic. However, it’s economic value and population peaked in 1985 when Toyota built Kentucky’s Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in Georgetown. To this day, it is Georgetown’s largest employer, employing an estimated 9,543 people.
If you plan on visiting anytime soon, here are a few places to see:
Royal Spring Park
Royal Spring Park is home to one of Georgetown’s largest springs, and this spring has provided water for Georgetown for many, many years. It isn’t an especially large park, but it’s a nice park and one that has many beautiful trees and enough space for you to roam and explore.
Yuko-En On The Elkhorn
This is the official Kentucky-Japan friendship garden, and it was designed to have the appearance of a Japanese-style garden. It features plants and landforms native to Japan, and plants and landforms native to Kentucky, blending both styles. A koi pond is the central feature of the garden, and it is truly a beautiful garden that you should visit!
Georgetown is a nice, quiet town with a lot of interesting things to see. As with most of Kentucky, the main attractions involve parks, nature, and the sheer beauty of Kentucky’s climate and history!