Woodford County Historical Society’s building turns 200

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Woodford County building, almost as old as the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is celebrating its 200th birthday.

The Woodford County Historical Society on Thursday invited the community to celebrate its building, formerly known as Big Spring Church.

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The two-story building was built in 1819.

It was first used as a church and then became a home, until the historical society bought the building in 1969 and restored it.

Former President of the historical society, Winfrey Adkins said, “Its got local history preserved of Woodford County and Woodford County has a very rich history in commerce, in transportation, in horse racing, in farming. Just about everything that was important back in the 1800’s is illustrated here or showcased here in some form or fashion.”

The building now serves as a genealogical library and a museum for those who want to learn more about Woodford County’s rich history.