Boyle County, the 94th of Kentucky's 120 counties, in order of formation, actually contains the cradle of Kentucky settlement and statehood. It is bordered by Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Marion, Mercer and Washington counties and has an area of 182 square miles in the heart of the Bluegrass. The county was created from Lincoln and Mercer counties February 15, 1842 and named in honor of Judge John Boyle, former Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The seat of Boyle County is Danville, one of the first areas settled. In 1774, James Harrod erected a cabin here, and in 1787 the town of Danville was established by an act of the Virginia legislature, making it one of the oldest communities in the Commonwealth. Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky made his home at Travellers Rest, six miles south of Danville.
Around 1781, James Harberson established a fort at Perryville, seven miles west of Danville on the Chaplin River. The town was laid out in 1815 and named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry's victory over the British on Lake Erie, in 1813. On October 8, 1862, the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky was fought in the area surrounding Perryville. Approximately 30 buildings in the vicinity of Perryville are of historical interest in association with the battle, and the Perryville Battlefield State Shrine includes a museum and cemetery as well as part of the actual battlefield. Boyle County is a rich agricultural region, and recovered quickly following the Civil War. Industrial growth took place when railroads traversed the county prior to the 20th century, and Junction City grew along the connection between the L & N and the Cincinnati Southern (now Norfolk Southern). However, the county has remained primarily agricultural, with farms occupying about 90 percent of the land.*
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