How to Get Here
Millersburg is located on US Route 68 between Paris and Carlisle, KY. It is less than 30 miles north of Lexington.
In 1778, 18 sturdy pioneers set out from Sherman Valley near Carlisle, PA, for Kentucky, journeying on foot through the wilderness. Among the settlers were Robert Pollock, William McClellan, William Steele, and brothers William, Robert and John Miller.
They each received a pre-emption grant of 400 acres from the governor of Virginia as an inducement to them to settle in Kentucky, and all settlers purchased an additional 1000 acres. Major John Miller would later establish the town of Millersburg on part of his 1000 acres.
Millersburg is in the northern section of Bourbon County. Bordered by Harrison and Nicholas counties, the major waterway is Hinkston Creek. Like most of the county, Millersburg is characterized by gently undulating land that is well suited for agricultural pursuits.
Major John Miller built the first brick house in the state and today Millersburg boasts a collection of late 18th and early 19th century architecture as well as post-Civil War commercial buildings and antebellum dwellings.
Millersburg benefited from its location on the first road constructed in Kentucky, the Lexington – Maysville road, partially built by Louis Vimont, Sr., of Millersburg. Major John Miller built the first mill in the precinct on the Hinkston Creek and later established the first distillery in the area. Just after the Civil War, there were at least 20 distilleries operating in the area.
From the Civil War until after World War I, Millersburg was an educational center boasting the MillersburgMale and Female Academy and later Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Around 1882, the public square was enclosed by a handsome cast iron fence given to Millersburg by the Fayette County Courthouse. It is secured by octagonal posts with clustered coronet and florid tops. There is also abell that originally stood atop Millersburg’s first fire hall. The first church in Millersburg was the Old Republican Church, which stood on the public square. Today Millersburg supports eight denominations.
The cemetery was founded in 1860. The gate is made of cast iron and originally stood 24′ before being struck by a delivery truck, damaging its scrolls. The land for the cemetery was purchased from John McClintock, one of Millersburg’s original settlers.
Millersburg has a council form of government with a mayor and six council members. Lee Hopkins was elected mayor in 2018 and will serve through 2022. Meet our elected officials and learn more about our village here.
We welcome business development in our community.
For details about property, buildings and workforce, please contact:
Paris-Bourbon County Economic Development Authority
525 High Street, Suite 117
Paris, KY 40361
Civic & Service
Millersburg Garden Club
Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month, location announced in advance.
“Millersburg Garden Club is a group of delightful members all sharing the love of gardening for themselves and the Millersburg community.”
Kay Thomas – firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Cox – email@example.com
Millersburg Baptist Church
608 Main Street
Bro. Dale Gatewood, Minister
Millersburg Disciples of Christ Christian Church
P O box 396
Rev Curtis Allen, Minister
Millersburg United Methodist Church
102 6th Street
Bro. David Dupree, Minister
First Presbyterian Church
701 Main Street
Rev Julie Thro, Minister
Mountain Moving Church
1113 Main Street
Bro. Curtis Jones, Minister
Judyville Christian Church
Field of Harvest Church of God
710 Vimont Street
Garry Stith, Pastor
Pilgrim Nazarene Church
Rev Judy Jolly
Woods Chapel C.M.E.
118 Vimont Street
Mustard Seed Hill
1122 Main Street, Millersburg KY
Megan Fightmaster – http://mustardseedhill.events/
Summer House BNB
101 Millersburg Cynthiana Road, Millersburg KY
Lisa Haubner, Owner – firstname.lastname@example.org
(859 312 9282)
The Barn at Scenic View
934 Blackscross Road, Paris, Kentucky