Welcome to Washington County, KY
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Founded in 1792
Washington County was the first county formed
in the Commonwealth of Kentucky when it
reached statehood. The county is named for
The Washington County Courthouse in
Springfield, completed in 1816, is the oldest
courthouse still in use in Kentucky.
A significant county court record is the
marriage bond of President Abraham Lincoln's
parents, Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks. The
bond is dated June 10, 1806; the day before
the marriage in the small community of
Beechland on the Little Beech River. The
marriage return was signed by Jesse Head, the
Methodist preacher who performed the ceremony,
and dates the marriage to June 12, 1806.
The center of population of Kentucky is
located in Washington County, in the city of
Cities, Towns and Communities
* Bear Wallow * Fredericktown * Mackville *
* Springfield * Willisburg * Thompsonville
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