Garrard County is located near the center of Kentucky, and truly represents everything that is the “heart of Kentucky.” Garrard County is home to many interesting historical landmarks and buildings, which showcase early American architecture. If you are a parent, then you will appreciate the great school system in Garrard County. Garrard County has been the setting of many famous Hollywood movies. The county was officially founded in 1796 and was named after James Garrard, who was an early Kentucky Governor. The total population of Garrard County is 17,237, including a veteran population of 1,182.
Garrard County has a rich a history, and thus, is home to a multitude of interesting historical landmarks and structures. The Garrard County Jail was built in 1873, and was used as the county jail until 1986. The Garrard County Jail is currently the Garrard County Jail Museum, and features plenty of information on early life in Kentucky. Garrard Mills is one of the only gristmills still standing in Kentucky, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Other Garrard County landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places include the John Floyd House, Gulley Farm, Hamilton House, and many more.
Parents of children and young adults will appreciate all of the helpful teachers and administrators of the Garrard County School District. The Garrard County High School has been recently upgraded with all of the amenities needed for a great education, including upgraded computers and facilities. There are a multitude of afterschool programs and classes offered to students who need extra assistance. The Garrard County School District also has a multitude of teams and clubs, which all students are welcome to join! Garrard County High School has won regional titles in softball, football, track and field, marching band, and more!
If you are interested in film history, then be sure to visit all of the sites where old Hollywood movies have been filmed. The famous 1957 movie “Raintree County,” was filmed in certain parts of Garrard County. John Michael Montgomery’s famous 1997 song, “I Miss You A Little,” was filmed in portions of Garrard County. Other famous songs and movies filmed in Garrard County include John Michael Montgomery’s “Sold,” and a short film called “It’s Garrard County.”
There are several Veterans Services Offices located near Garrard County, which are excellent resources for veterans and active duty military. The median housing cost in Garrard County is $124,300, and the median household income is $44,304.
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Post 3634 Buell-Bragg Post
Meeting Location & Time
1183 Old Stanford Rd
Danville, KY 40422-8446
12:00 noon 1st Sat of month
Address & Contact Information
PO Box 951
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: (859) 236-7295
Quartermaster: Lucinda Poland
Commander: Larry Sanders
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Garrard County
Single Family: $425
2-4 Units: $575
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