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Gallatin County | Home of Kentucky Speedway, big on hospitality

By Kathie Stamps

Kentucky Speedway, in Sparta, is Gallatin County’s largest attraction.

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, across from the Indiana side of the river, Gallatin County is the smallest Kentucky county in area (99 square miles), but has plenty of Southern hospitality to go around and a strong work ethic. Gallatin County’s largest employer is Dorman Products, employing 650 at its warehouse and distribution center in Warsaw. The Kentucky company recently tied for the Manufacturer of the Year award in the category of large businesses, presented by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers.

The largest tourist attraction in Gallatin County is Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. In July 2018, Walmart became the presenting sponsor of the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky’s premier motorsports venue. Quaker State announced the previous year that it intends to remain the title sponsor of the NASCAR Quaker State 400 through 2022.

Gallatin County

Estimated 2019 population: 8,813

Households: 2,962

Median household income: $51,180

Chamber of Commerce:
Gallatin County Chamber of Commerce, gallatincountykychamber.org

County Seat:
Warsaw, Mayor Charles French, cityofwarsawky.org

Judge-Executive: Jon Morris, gallatincounty.ky.gov

Economic Development Authority:
Kentucky I-71 Connected, kentuckyi71connected.com