Nicholasville, Kentucky

History and Development
– Nicholasville was founded in 1798 and incorporated in 1837.
– The town was named after Colonel George Nicholas, a key figure in the Kentucky Constitution.
– The Young House in Nicholasville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
– The city has experienced rapid growth since the late 20th century.
– Nicholasville serves as a residential area for Lexington-area commuters and a center for retail services.

Geography and Climate
– Nicholasville is located approximately 6 miles south of Fayette County.
– It serves as a logistics and commuter hub between Lexington and neighboring counties.
– The city has a total area of 13.08 square miles, with 0.52% being water.
– Artificial ponds, including Lake Mingo, can be found in Nicholasville.
– Town Fork, a stream, runs south and passes underneath downtown.
– Nicholasville is in the northern periphery of the humid subtropical climate zone.
– The city experiences hot and humid summers, cool winters, and occasional mild periods.
– It has four distinct seasons with moderate nights in the summer.
– Nicholasville does not have prolonged periods of rain, snow, or severe weather.
– The surrounding Bluegrass region contributes to the climate.

Demographics and Economy
– As of the 2020 census, the population of Nicholasville was 31,490.
– The city has a population density of 2,141.9 per square mile.
– The racial makeup of Nicholasville is 89.8% White, 5.2% African American, and 1.4% Asian.
– 49.2% of households are married couples living together.
– The median income for a household in the city is $43,453.

Arts, Culture, and Landmarks
– Nicholasville is home to the Kentucky Wine and Vine Fest.
– The festival showcases wines from commercial vineyards and amateur winemakers.
– In 2014, it was named the Official Wine Festival of Kentucky.
– The city is near Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument and Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
– These sites hold historical significance and attract visitors.

Transportation and Infrastructure
– Kentucky Route 29 is an east-west two-lane highway that stretches from the western fringes of the city west of the U.S. 27 bypass to Business U.S. 27 in downtown Nicholasville.
– Kentucky Route 39 is a north-south highway that stretches from the farms south of the city before concluding at Business U.S. 27 at downtown.
– Kentucky Route 169 is an east-west highway that cuts through the city center and has intersections with U.S. 27 and Business U.S. 27.
– Kentucky Route 1980 is known as Ash Grove Road and travels into Fayette County to the east, departing from U.S. 27 just south of the Lexington city limits.
– Kentucky Route 3375 traverses west of U.S. 27, north of the city center, and is known as Catnip Hill Road.Sources:,_Kentucky