Versailles, Kentucky

related topics
{city, population, household}
{household, population, female}
{film, series, show}
{land, century, early}
{county, mile, population}
{service, military, aircraft}
{town, population, incorporate}

Versailles is a city in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States and is located near Lexington. It is part of the Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,511 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Woodford County.[1] The city's name is pronounced differently from the French city of the same name: /vərˈseɪlz/  ( listen) "ver-sails".

Contents

History

Versailles was founded on June 23, 1792, on 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land owned by Hezekiah Briscoe, at the time only a child. His guardian, Major Marquis Calmes, named the town after Versailles, France, in honor of General Lafayette, a family friend. The city was officially incorporated on February 13, 1837. It was briefly occupied during the American Civil War by both Confederate and Union forces.

Industry

In the Inner Bluegrass Region, the area is a center for horse breeding and training, for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses, and Saddlebred pleasure horses.

Thoroughbred farms include

Full article ▸

related documents
Ballinger, Texas
Lexington, Tennessee
Moundsville, West Virginia
Hilltop, Minnesota
Gold Beach, Oregon
Blackshear, Georgia
West Monroe, Louisiana
Orr, Minnesota
Ironton, Minnesota
Aitkin, Minnesota
El Lago, Texas
Quitman, Georgia
Wildwood, Missouri
Adams, Tennessee
Baudette, Minnesota
Carlton, Minnesota
Collegedale, Tennessee
Mohall, North Dakota
Vergas, Minnesota
Warrenton, Missouri
Sheridan, Oregon
St. Marys, Ohio
Chamois, Missouri
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Bloomfield, New Mexico
Mount Pleasant, Texas
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Cook, Minnesota
Rushville, Indiana
Marseilles, Illinois