Shelbyville, Ky was founded in 1792 and named for Isaac Shelby, Kentucky’s first governor. At this time, Shelbyville was located along the main route through the Kentucky wilderness, one of the trails main headquarters being Clear Creek. Clear Creek was ideal for travelers providing fresh water, shelter and protection from Indian attacks. Early settlers began to build cabins and shelters along the creek and Shelbyville has developed from there.
Shelbyville is nestled in between Louisville and Frankfort along interstate 64 and US 60. Shelbyville, KY prides itself in its small town atmosphere. Driving along US 60 towards Simpsonville or north on LaGrange Road to Oldham County will show you the true beauty of Kentucky’s rolling hills, vast farmland and magnificent rural surroundings. Agriculture has been and still is a large part of the local economy, as is horse breeding and training. Shelbyville is known as the Saddlebred Capital of the World and has many of the country’s best facilities for American Saddlebred horses, over 80 establishments in the county alone, which produce some of the more accomplished show horses in the United States. The Shelby County Fair and the Shelbyville House Show take place here each summer and drawl crowds from all over the state. Other notable attractions in Shelbyville include Talon Winery, Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Guist Creek Lake & Marina, the Shelby County Community Theatre, Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, and excellent Parks and Recreation facilities which include, a 20 acre fishing lake, hiking trails, a skate park, horseback riding, a swimming pool and much more.
Simpsonville is located in between Louisville and Shelbyville along interstate 64, only 8 miles west of Shelbyville and only a short 15 minute drive from Louisville. Home buyers are moving from Louisville to the more rural Simpsonville and Shelbyville for its small town atmosphere and ability to get more land and house for the price in comparison to Jefferson County. Bridlewood Estates, Cardinal Club, Equestrian Lakes, Meadow Glen and North Country are a few of the subdivisions in Shelby County.
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