Fleming County was the twenty-sixth county formed in Kentucky, established 
in 1798 from part of Mason County in the Northeast part of the state.
Flemingsburg the county seat, and the county itself were named for 
Col. John Fleming an early settler who built one of three forts in 
the county in 1790. 

Agriculture with tobacco and dairy are Fleming counties main commodities.

Three covered bridges are still standing in the county. The photo's above will take you to each of their histories.

The population of Fleming County in 1990 was 12,292.




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