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County Connection: Hopewell Museum offers a peek into Bourbon County's past

02/28/2018 10:00 AM

PARIS – Bourbon County was established in 1785 from land given by Fayette County, Virginia, and named after the French House of Bourbon, in gratitude for Louis XVI of France’s assistance during the American Revolutionary War. Bourbon County became part of the new state of Kentucky when it was created in 1792. Whiskey was an early product of the county which had at one time 19 distilleries. Whiskey barrels from the area were marked Old Bourbon when they were... Read more 

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