Welcome to Nelson County, KY
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Nelson County was established in 1785
The fourth county created in what is now Kentucky,
It was formed from Jefferson County, Virginia, in 1784.
The county is named for Thomas Nelson, Jr. a Virginia Governor
who signed the Declaration of Independence.
Its county seat is Bardstown
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