Oldham County

History

 

 

Oldham County was established on December 15, 1823 from parts of Henry, Jefferson, and Shelby Counties. It was the 74th Kentucky county, and was named in honor of Col. William Oldham of Jefferson County, a Revolutionary War Officer and a native of Virginia. Oldham was killed in 1794 while leading a regiment of Kentucky Militia against the Indians during the St. Clair campaign on the Wabash River. Initially, it was mainly a rural country with small, scattered developments in places like Westport which was founded in 1800 and served as the county seat early on. The county seat is now La Grange.
Early County History

Town Histories

Resident Families
Historic Courthouse Photos
Historic Places
Political Graveyard

Signs of History

 
 

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