Welcome to Casey County, Kentucky!
Casey County was established in 1809 and is named for Colonel William Casey, an early Kentucky pioneer and great-grandfather of Samuel L. Clemens, better known as "Mark Twain." Like many counties in Kentucky, Casey County grew from a wilderness outpost of settlers hoping to make a living off the land. Today Casey County’s south central Kentucky location places it within one of the fastest growing regions in the state outside the “Golden Triangle.”
The area has a good highway transportation system which enables reliable movement of goods and services north and south. US Highway 127 traverses the length of Casey County through Liberty, the County seat, and is a major transportation corridor connecting the central and northern parts of Kentucky to the Lake Cumberland area and Tennessee. The “homegrown” gate manufacturing industry has capitalized on this transportation system, and the availability of affordable labor, to create a diverse metalworking economy well known to many in the industry.
Casey County is known for its unique topography—the “knobs,” its Amish and Mennonite communities, the Casey County Apple Festival and most recently the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center. These attributes make the county unique and draw interest from those who enjoy rural life within driving distance of emerging urban areas. In recent years the county has experienced considerable activity in the real estate sector due to affordable land prices and the area’s proximity to central Kentucky and the Lake Cumberland area.
We hope you will see that our area holds opportunities for your future plans. Please be sure to stop in and visit any of our local government offices if we can be of service to you.