Gallatin County | Speedway, slow living

Built in 1869, the Riverside Inn Bed & Breakfast was renovated in 2011 and is now Kentucky’s most luxurious B&B and a premiere waterfront events center.
Built in 1869, the Riverside Inn Bed & Breakfast was renovated in 2011 and is now Kentucky’s most luxurious B&B and a premiere waterfront events center.

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.

MRNK-tag-artWith 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

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