Georgetown Kentucky is a small, quaint town just north of Lexington, KY. It’s known for its annual Halloween parade and the haunted house that was featured on MTV’s “Fear”. The downtown area of Georgetown includes new businesses such as restaurants and art galleries. While living in Lexington, my husband and I visit Georgetown often to visit friends and see the historic sites.
One of my favorite stops is at Southern Candymakers, where you can pick up some homemade fudge or small-batch ice cream. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon! Another attraction is Jeptha Knob, which offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding area from its peak. This spot is great for scenic photos but is warned – the hike is steep and can be dangerous if not taken seriously.
Another spot that is well worth it to visit is Northview Cemetery. It’s home to over 100 different crypts, some of which date back as far as 1856. The park offers a variety of old trees, a serene river, and a gazebo. Georgetown’s history dates back to the mid-1800s. The town was originally known as Perryman’s Ford but changed its name in 1847 when it became an official post office after the surrounding area was settled by Quakers.
It remained unincorporated until 1870 when it was officially formed. Since then, the area has grown with several new additions to include a college, high school, bank, post office, bowling alley, and more. Georgetown is rich in history and its many attractions continue to attract visitors from near and far!