Bardstown-Nelson County Community Profile


Take a closer look at Bardstown and Nelson County, Ky., the Bourbon Capital of the World. Named the Most Beautiful Small Town in America, Bardtown has a bustling economy, unique tourist attractions, three bourbon distilleries and much more.

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BARDSTOWN and 2 Nelson County Bourbon Capital of the World�� 2 There���s Nothing Small About This Small Town Dating back to 1780, Bardstown is Kentucky���s second oldest city 4 6 4 10 Bardstown: Southern Charm and a Respect for Tradition School systems, health care and recreational activities make Bardstown feel surprisingly big 6 Bardstown: One of the Top 50 Small Communities in the U.S. More than 40 national and international facilities call Bardstown and Nelson County their ���home��� 10 A Walk Through History 200 buildings in downtown Bardstown are on the National Register of Historic Places 12 A Gem in Tourism Worldwide tourists visit over 25 attractions and more than 30 annual events in Nelson County 14 Nelson County Is the World���s Bourbon Capital The annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival offers more than 30 events spread across six days 16 Bardstown/Nelson County Annual Events For more information on Bardstown and Nelson County go to 16 12 14 A COMMUNITY PROFILE PUBLISHED BY This special advertising report is published by Lane Communications Group 201 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 859-244-3500 Cover photo: A walk along Main Street in Downtown Bardstown. Editorial content provided by the Nelson County Economic Development Agency was written by Tim Ballard.

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