Welcome to Boyle County

We are a diverse geographic county ranging from hills and “knobs” in the west to Lake Herrington in the east. In between are the rolling fields that support our significant agricultural heritage.
Our people are just as diverse. We have farmers, entrepreneurs, college professors, business people, medical providers and all the other careers that make for a vibrant and growing community. We also have a booming population of seniors who have moved here to retire and offer their considerable talents in myriad volunteer projects.
We trust you will find what you need on our site. If not call us at 859-238-1100 or e-mail us at: hmckinney@boyleky.com.




Boyle County History


The name for Boyle County was selected in 1842 to honor Judge John Boyle, an able and prominent justice in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. A state legislator for three terms, Boyle turned down opportunities to serve as a territorial governor and later as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. He chose to serve the state, first as Chief Justice for nearly seventeen years and then as a District Judge for Kentucky. Boyle died in 1835.
The county is located in the Bluegrass plateau area of central Kentucky, and was formed from lands previously part of Mercer and Lincoln counties. The county seat is at Danville. Some of the many points of interest include: Constitution Square Shrine, Herrington Lake, Centre College and their Norton Center for The Arts, Merchants Row and Perryville Battlefield, Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery and Elements Pottery Studio, Pioneer Playhouse, McDowell House and Apothecary and Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge. For a complete listing of many attractions in our county, please visit www.danvillekentucky.com.


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