Welcome to Lincoln County, Kentucky. This area is rich with Pioneer, Railroad, and Civil War history. As you travel the 3 Kentucky Scenic Byways-Hwy 78, 150, and 127 you will find rolling hills, beautiful knobs, and vast areas of farm land. Lincoln County is one of the original counties of Kentucky. Our records date 1779 and some are on sheepskin. Anyone researching genealogy must come to Stanford.
Stanford is the second oldest settlement in Kentucky. Our Main Street is filled with beautifully restored buildings and homes depicting various time periods of beautiful architecture. Stroll down the sidewalks along the “Wilderness Road” where the earliest settlers traveled to Logan’s Fort and beyond. Three history museums are located downtown: Historic L&N Depot, Willis Overland, and the old Presbyterian Meeting House (home of the Lincoln County Historical Society). Each museum exhibits a unique time in Lincoln County’s history.
The Crab Orchard area has many Amish and Mennonite farms. You will cross Cedar Creek Lake, ranked 30th in the nation for bass fishing by “Field and Stream Magazine”. The William Whitley House, the first brick house west of the Allegheny Mountains, was constructed in 1785. Whitley established the first round race track in America running counter clock wise.
Lincoln County’s rich heritage is revealed in its vast array of small communities. There are Swiss-German, English, Irish, and Scottish heritage throughout our county.
Lincoln County Quilts
Sunflower and Butterfly
2465 Hwy. 643, Waynesburg, KY
105 Hancock Street, Hustonville, KY
1870 KY Hwy 198, Stanford, KY
We chose this pattern to represent our commitment to stay on the course we have set for ourselves. The right direction is “true North”. The right direction leads us home.