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Jessamine County Hemp - Historical Marker #1315

107 N. Main St., Nicholasville, KY 40356

Jessamine County was one of the chief hemp-producing counties in Kentucky. The county was ranked third in the value of hemp products and in number of cordage factories having a total of 14 in 1840. In 1899, it was one of three Bluegrass counties which accounted for more than one-half of hemp grown in the country. This marker is located at the Jessamine County Courthouse. Click here to learn more about Jessamine County hemp history.