Georgetown, Kentucky

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Georgetown is a city in Scott County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 18,080 at the 2000 census. The Kentucky State Data Center estimates Georgetown's population at 21,074 as of July 1, 2007 [1] It is the county seat of Scott County[2]. The original settlement of Lebanon, founded by Rev. Elijah Craig, was renamed in 1790 in honor of President George Washington.[3] It is the home of Georgetown College, a private liberal arts college. Georgetown is part of the Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city's growth began in the mid-1980s, when Toyota built Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, the first wholly owned United States plant, in a recently[when?] annexed part of the city. The plant, which currently builds the Camry, Solara, Venza and Avalon automobiles, opened in 1988. It is the largest building in terms of acres covered under one building in the United States, with over 200 acres (0.8 km2) occupied. The city also serves as the home of the annual training camp for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals.

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Geography

Georgetown is located at 38°12′52″N 84°33′20″W / 38.21444°N 84.55556°W / 38.21444; -84.55556 (38.214542, -84.555496)[4].

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