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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 George Washington.
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 Willisburg.
Cities, Towns and Communities
* Bear Wallow * Fredericktown * Mackville * Manton
* Springfield * Willisburg * Thompsonville
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