Welcome to Meade County, a destination rich in culture and history just down the river from Louisville, Ky.
Visit us and you’ll find delicious local dining, shops filled with unique regional finds, and parks that range from wooded trails to children’s playgrounds.
We have beautiful trails and parks to visit in Meade County to include Buttermilk Falls trail, Meade Olin park, and Flaherty Community park among many others.
While you’re out, you can also get a sense of what Meade County is all about by visiting some of the local businesses. Stop by Roberts Family Farm for local honey, jam, and wooden crafts, visit the farmer’s market from May to October for impeccable local produce, or stop by Dowel’s hardware store for the best in farm fresh eggs!
Once you make your first visit to Meade County, we’re sure it won’t be your last!
If you would prefer dinning out over frying your own breakfast, Meade County is home to a variety of mom and pop restaurants that are guaranteed to have you wanting seconds! From Jailhouse Pizza to Lumber Jack’s Lodge, to the Back Street Cafe, we offer something fresh and delicious for everyone’s tastebuds.
Along with tourism, one of the reasons Meade County is able to offer so many amicable dining, shopping, and overnight accommodations is due to the significant economic impact of sharing our county with the Fort Knox Military Reservation. Established in 1918, the Fort Knox occupies 15,000 acres in Meade County and employs nearly 20 percent of our workforce.
Meade county is proud to have been chosen as a partner-city for so many of our nation’s troops. This region’s patriotism is hard to beat!
So, next time you are driving through Louisville, on your way north to Indianapolis, or south to Nashville, we hope you’ll visit Meade County; where you can step outside of city life and relax on country time.
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History of Meade County
Officially established in 1823, Meade County is built on the history of many legendary players. The Lewis and Clark expedition traversed Meade County’s Ohio River shoreline in 1803. Daniel Boone’s brother Squire was an early settler who chose Meade County for its wide variety of wild game. Tom Lincoln, Abe Lincoln’s father built the first regional mill. Artist John James Audubon visited the county to make sketches of the birds for which he later became famous. And you can follow the John Hunt Morgan Trail, where he made the historic invasion of Ohio and Indiana when he marched troops across the river to their borders.