Nicholas County is located on the northeastern edge of the Inner Bluegrass region of Kentucky and is an easy two-hour drive from Louisville or Cincinnati.
It was formed in 1799 and named for Colonel George Nicholas, a Revolutionary War veteran from Fayette County.
The general region is noted for its scenic beauty, history, horse farms and hospitality. Nicholas County has a picturesque, rural character. Its rolling countryside is typical of the Bluegrass belt where winding roads lead past manicured farms, through wooded glades and small villages.
We cordially invite you to visit our county, enjoy our community and spend a few days touring our sights.