Woodford County Historical Society
"Preserving the past
for future generations"
The Woodford County Historical Society is located in beautiful, historic Versailles, Kentucky, in the heart of the Bluegrass. The society meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at 121 Rose Hill in Versailles. There is no meeting in December.
The Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in November 1966 in an effort to bring together persons interested in the preservation of the rich history of Woodford County.
Big Spring Church, built circa 1819, was purchased by the Society in 1969. The building, which had undergone numerous renovations over the years, was restored to its original Tidewater architectural style during the 1970s.
Today the building houses the Historical Society's genealogy library and historical museum, which began operation in 1980.
The Genealogy library includes microfilm records, subject files, surname family files, genealogies on hundreds of Woodford County families, books on Woodford County history, scrapbooks of local interest, early photographs, and photocopies of original marriage bonds from the Woodford County Courthouse from 1789.
The library also contains books on Kentucky history, genealogy, art, architecture, biographies, horses, literature, and more.
The museum features numerous artifacts which relate to Woodford County history.
The Woodford County Historical Society has published numerous books of information concerning Woodford County and its people. Among the publications are census records, marriage bond, will, and deed abstracts, cemeteries, and general history. See our publication list for complete information.