Welcome to Spencer County, KY
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Spencer County was formed in January 1824 as
Kentucky's 77th county. The land that now
makes up Spencer County was taken from Bullitt
County, Shelby County, and Nelson County. The
county was named for Kentucky's own Captain
Spier Spencer, a hero who fought and died in
the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Later that year, in December 1824,
Taylorsville was made the county seat. In
1829, the city was incorporated.
During the American Civil War, the courthouse
at Taylorsville was burned by Confederate
guerrillas in January 1865, but the county's
records were saved.
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