Stamping Ground, Kentucky

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Stamping Ground is a city in Scott County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 566 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It was named for the activity of herds of bison in the area. The town was established in 1817 and named Herndonsville for the local Herndon family. In 1834 the name was changed to Stamping Ground. A Stamping Ground post office operated for a short time in 1816. The Herndonsville post office operated from 1823 until 1834, when it was renamed Stamping Ground.1



Stamping Ground is located at 38°16′18″N 84°41′04″W / 38.271772°N 84.684402°W / 38.271772; -84.684402.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

Government and politics


On November 2, 2010, Billy Swartz was elected Mayor of Stamping Ground.[2] He carried the election with 58% of the vote. Locally he is also known as "Bill Bill" Swartz.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 566 people, 230 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 889.5 people per square mile (341.5/km²). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 385.1/sq mi (147.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.59% White, 0.35% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.18% Asian, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

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