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Welcome to Nelson County, KY

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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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Website Updates: Court Records; Skaggs; - Samuel P. Reed, I. W. Duncan & Henry Rector Somers Bios; 1892 Marriage Announcement;

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Surrounding Counties
* Spencer County (north)
* Anderson County (northeast)
* Washington County (east)
* Marion County (southeast)
* LaRue County (south)
* Hardin County (west)
* Bullitt County (northwest)

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