Established in 1803
and named for the fourth Governor
of Kentucky, Greenup County is located in North East Kentucky. With plenty of attractions and events during the year, no
complaints can be heard from visitors or citizens.
One of the area's most
well-known attractions, Greenbo
Lake State Resort Park, holds the pristine
beauty of the Kentucky hills that inspired poet Jesse Stuart, a lifelong resident of the area. You will appreciate his
visions as you visit the beautiful fieldstone lodge which bears his name and
relax in front of the copper-hooded fireplace in the lobby.
Greenup County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH,
Metropolitan Statistical Area. We are home to eight incorporated municipalities with Flatwoods being the largest. Two
of Kentucky's remaining 13 covered
bridges are located in Greenup County, Bennetts Mill and Oldtown.