Clark County , Kentucky actually began as Bourbon County , Virginia in 1785, when it was separated from Fayette County , Kentucky (previously also in Virginia ). It comprised a much larger area than the present-day Bourbon County .
Clark County ’s heritage is very rich and steeped in history. At least nineteen pioneer stations or settlements are believed to have been established in the area. Among these were Strode's Station (1779), near Winchester ; McGee's Station (ca. 1780), near Becknerville; Holder's Station (1781), on Lower Howard's Creek; and Boyle's Station (ca. 1785), one mile west of Strode's Station. Among the early settlers were a group of forty Baptist families led by Capt. William Bush, who settled on Lower Howard's Creek in 1775. In 1793 the group erected the Old Stone Meeting House.
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