As a part of a blog series, we are featuring one of the counties United Way of the Bluegrass serves each week.
Last week, we featured Madison County. This week, let’s get to know Scott County!
Scott County was named for General Charles Scott, a Revolutionary War hero and the fourth Governor of Kentucky. The County consists of three cities: Stamping Ground, Sadieville and Georgetown, which is the county seat.
Established in 1817 under the name Herndonsville, Stamping Ground was renamed in 1834. Its current name comes from the sound of hundreds of buffalo waiting to drink from Buffalo Springs. The parents of the notorious bank and train robbers Frank and Jesse James were married in Stamping Ground in 1841.
Sadieville was formed in 1879 and named after Sadie Emison Pack, a hostess to construction engineers working on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad line. A notable resident of Sadievillee was James Baker Hall, an author, photographer and former Poet Laureate of Kentucky. Sadieville was formerly the largest market for shipping yearling mules and colts in the United States.
The city of Georgetown was originally named Great Crossings after the traveling buffalo herds. However, in 1790, the name changed to George Town in honor of President George Washington. Chartered in 1829, Georgetown College became the first Baptist college west of the Allegheny Mountains. Georgetown is the fastest-growing city in Kentucky and is home to the largest Toyota Manufacturing Plant in the world. Toyota offers tours of the plant where visitors are able to see the automobiles being built. Click here to take a virtual tour!
At United Way of the Bluegrass, we are proud to work with the men and women of Scott County to make a difference across the Bluegrass, including our incredible Scott County Board of Trustees!
During the last fiscal year:
Your support through financial gifts and volunteer time help to make an impact in the following organizations that serve Scott County:
American Red Cross, Bluegrass Chapter
Bluegrass Community Action Partnership
Bluegrass Council of the Blind
Child Care Council of Kentucky
Community Action Council
Gathering Place Mission
Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council
Growing Together Preschool
GSC IMMIGRANT INITIATIVE
Jubilee Jobs of Lexington
Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
Mentors & Meals
Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass
Kentucky Equal Justice Center
Paris-Bourbon County YMCA
Scott United Ministries - Amen House
The Hearing and Speech Center
The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families
The Salvation Army
Visually Impaired Preschool Services
YMCA of Central Kentucky
Stay tuned as we take a closer look at volunteers and an organization in Scott County.
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