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We are in the process of gathering the information for an official and definitive "History of Stanford". There will be more content added to this page soon.


The city of Stanford has made great strides in preserving its heritage.  Many restoration projects have been completed in the past few years and several more are scheduled in the near future.  The center historic area was named to the National Register of Historic Sites in 1993 and Stanford was designated a Preserve America community by First Lady Laura Bush in 2004.

Stanford is the second oldest permanent settlement in Kentucky and the county seat of Lincoln County, one of the three original counties in Kentucky.  After coming to Kentucky, Benjamin Logan built a fort here in 1775.  Over the years, Logan’s Fort became the town of Stanford.

In 1795, Logan’s Trace, the route followed by Colonel Logan, became part of the famous “Wilderness Road” by an act of the Kentucky Legislature.  Stanford’s Main Street is part of the “Wilderness Road” and is the oldest Main Street in Kentucky.

While you enjoy your tour, stay awhile and have a bite to eat or a cup of coffee and get to know our friendly people.  We know you will find it well spent.

 
     
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