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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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