Photo: Ashland, ca. 1811, 120 Sycamore Road, Ashland, KY. Mansion and Plantation of statesman, Henry Clay. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Photographed by user:Analogue Kid (own work), 2007, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2013.
The Fayette County Courthouse is located at 200 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507; phone: 859-258-3000.
In 1974 Fayette County and the City of Lexington merged their governments forming a consolidated city-county, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County government. The county was one of the original three counties formed in 1780 when Kentucky County (Virginia) was divided into Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln counties.