Follow the Heritage Corridor Quilt Trail to Garrard County — home of the Governor William Owsley House, Carry A. Nation’s birthplace, and numerous historic homes, buildings and sites. Famous pre-1800 churches include Paint Lick Presbyterian and Forks of The Dix River Baptist. Visitors enjoy viewing gravesites at the Lancaster Cemetery dating back to the American Revolutionary War. The Garrard County Historical Society offers tremendous genealogical services and resources to those who wish to adventure into their past.
Two historic venues are currently slated to open in 2010. The beautiful and majestic Lancaster Grand Theater will provide performances and entertainment for all of Central Kentucky. Uncle Tom’s Cabin will be replicated on the grounds of the Owsley House based on its description in the classic 1852 novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe and her storied visit to Garrard County.
Outdoor adventures abound in Garrard County. Main attractions include hiking throughout the three nature preserves along the 500 feet high Kentucky River Palisades and water sports at the six marinas on the 3,600 acre Herrington Lake. Golf enthusiasts will want to stay and play at the Pete Dye designed Peninsula Golf Resort. Enjoy equestrian events year-round at the Meadow Lake Equestrian Center and Ashley Inn.
The one-stop resource for a listing of annual fairs and festivals, Garrard County Arts Council events, concerts and all other community events is www.garrardcounty.ky.gov.
Over one hundred independent tourism related businesses and attractions dot Garrard and its county seat, Lancaster. These unique, one-of-a-kind venues include family owned restaurants, campgrounds, Bed and Breakfasts and retail stores complimenting numerous historical and adventure sites within Garrard County. Enjoy!
Garrard County Quilts
Uniquely Whitaker - A variation of the Flower Basket
Whitaker Bank – 39 Public Square, Lancaster, KY
10357 Lexington Rd.,Bryantsville, Kentucky
The Wood Shack
Danna Tuggle and Beth Clark
205 Lexington St., Lancaster, KY
Best seen from Maple Ave. side of building
Lancaster Elementary School