Just south of Lexington, in the middle of manicured horse farm country, is Jessamine County anchored by two National Register communities—Nicholasville and Wilmore—and the Kentucky River with majestic 500 foot cliffs on either side.
Take a pontoon, tube or canoe ride to view the majestic limestone cliffs (Palisades) towering above the Kentucky River. The area features spectacular views of the steep cliffs and rugged canyons, created millions of years ago by the flow of the Kentucky River. Enjoy the views of the River, Palisades and High Bridge (once the world’s highest bridge) from Historic High Bridge Park where you can picnic atop a cliff and also learn about the river’s history in the museum. Visit the site of the nation’s first commercial vineyard, First Vineyard, where the original vines are still bearing fruit. Taste the good life at Chrisman Mill Vineyards, a unique family-owned and operated winery and vineyard that offers visitors a taste of premium award-winning wines made from Kentucky grown grapes
Stand in the midst of the nation’s military heritage at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, the nation’s only site of its type available for interpretation—a Union Army Supply Depot, Training and Enlistment Center, African American Refugee Camp and Hospital Facility. Next to the Park is Camp Nelson National Cemetery with grave sites from the Civil War to present day.
Visit all of Jessamine County’s unique museums and cherished landmarks such as the Hickman Creek Nature and Conference Center, Softball Hall of Fame, Valley View Ferry, Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge, Wilmore Railroad Museum, Keene Springs, Lockmaster Institute and the historic downtowns of Wilmore and Nicholasville. For more information visit www.destinationjessamine.com.
Jessamine County Quilts
Underground Railroad Sampler
US 27 South across from the White House – 6681 Danville Road
Latitude: 37deg. 47.745min. Longitude: 84deg. 36.241min.
8 Pointed Star
US 27/Shun Pike – 1357 Shun Pike
Latitude: 37deg. 51.833min. Longitude: 84deg. 35.744min.
Sugar Creek Road, near US 27 – 1145 Sugar Creek Road
Latitude: 37deg. 48.820min. Longitude: 84deg. 35.398min.
Double Wedding Ring
Location – Little Hickman near Montgomery Grocery – 1525 Little Hickman
Latitude: 37deg. 46.891min. Longitude: 84deg. 32.840min.
Sulphur Well Rd, close to Little Hickman – 5200 Sulphur Well Rd
Latitude: 37deg. 47.922min. Longitude: 84deg. 32.967min.
Hoover Pike – On Barn next to 1301 Hoover Pike
Latitude: 37deg. 50.349min. Longitude: 84deg. 34.649min.
Hoover Pike – Near US 27 – 1145 Hoover Pike Barn
Latitude: 37deg. 50.524min. Longitude: 84deg. 35.005min.
Chrisman Mill – 1151 Chrisman Mill
Latitude: 37deg. 51.582min. Longitude: 84deg. 32.652min.
West Lane – Off Chrisman Mill – 1500 West Lane
Latitude: 37deg. 50.582min. Longitude: 84deg. 31.724min.
Dresden PlateChrisman Mill - Near Logana Road - 2271 Chrisman Mill Latitude: 37deg. 50.662min. Longitude: 84deg. 30.444min.
Cobb Lane – Off Chrisman Mill – 1431 Cobb Lane
Latitude: 37deg. 50.026min. Longitude: 84deg. 29.544min.
Jessamine Station – Near Short Shun – 1540 Jessamine Station Rd
Latitude: 37deg. 52.070min. Longitude: 84deg. 37.332min.
Wilmore Road – 1200 Wilmore Road
Latitude: 37deg. 53.169min. Longitude: 84deg. 36.146min.
Catnip Hill Road – 1439 Catnip Hill Road
Latitude: 37deg. 56.556min. Longitude: 84deg. 35.013min.