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Bourbon County is a county located in the U.S. state
of Kentucky. It was formed as a county within
Virginia in 1786. In 1792, it transferred to the
newly formed State of Kentucky. It is best
known for being the place that invented bourbon
whiskey and for being the home for the most famous
horse farms in the world. Bourbon County
was one of nine counties that made up Kentucky
when it became a state in 1792. As of 2007, the population was 19,839.
Its county seat is Paris which was named after the
city Paris, France. The county derived it's name
from the famous Bourbon Family of France who was
notorious in helping the Americans in their split
with England during the Revolutionary War.
Some records were lost
in a fire on 8 May 1872.
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State Vital Records
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621-0001
County Kentucky Vital Records
Bourbon County Clerk
310 Main Street
Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2142
County Public Library
701 High Street
Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-4419
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