Running trails, public parks and scenic views of the Ohio River abound in Meade County. The 2,155-acre Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area is run by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and offers camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. Meade County saw a $1.8 million increase in 2016 from 2015 tourism spending.
A mile-and-a-half from downtown Brandenburg, the Meade County Fairgrounds brings in 40,000 residents and visitors for a week every July for the Meade County Fair. Planning is underway to market 500 acres of riverfront land available for industrial development in Meade County near its public riverport, where Consolidated Grain and Barge has increased storage capacity due to a rising customer base.
The county of Meade was established in 1823 and named after Captain James Meade, who died during the War of 1812. Meade has been part of the Elizabethtown MSA since 2013.
County Seat: Brandenburg
Ronnie Joyner, Mayor
Estimated 2017 population:
No. of households: 10,574
Median household income:
Meade County Chamber of Commerce:
Don McMahan, president
Meade County-Brandenburg Industrial Development Authority:
Meade County Tourism:
Carole Logsdon, executive director