Home to the massive Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Gallatin County was founded in 1798 and named for Albert Gallatin. Gallatin was Secretary of the Treasury under President Thomas Jefferson. During the Civil War, several skirmishes occurred in the county. Sparta has been dubbed the Racecar Capital of the State and is home to the Bluegrass Motorsports Park.
With Warsaw as its county seat, Gallatin is a rural gem on the fertile banks of the Ohio River in Kentucky’s “Golden Triangle” of Northern Kentucky, Louisville and Lexington. It has scenic waterways, picturesque country roads, quaint communities and a friendly atmosphere. Gallatin County is home to marine attractions and has two marinas for boating. With both quiet rural farmland and great hospitality, it is a key component of Northern Kentucky’s economy and character.
Estimated 2018 Population: 8,769
No. of households: 2,962
Median household income: $51,180
Chamber of Commerce: Gallatin County Chamber of Commerce
County Seat: Warsaw, Mayor Nelson Brown
Judge-Executive: Ken McFarland; gallatincounty.ky.gov
Economic Development Authority: Kentucky I-71 Connected; kentuckyi71connected.com