Oldham county was formed in 1824, and named in honor of Revelotionary War soldier
Lt. Col. William Oldham.
Westport was chosen as the county seat in 1823 because of its proximity to the Ohio River and was a bustling river city in the early 1800s. However, by 1838, the courthouse was moved to LaGrange,
and it has been the county seat since then.
When the Louisville and Frankfort Railroad Company introduced rail lines in the area in the 1850s, many new towns and communities to sprung up.
Eventually the railroad ceased operating as a form of public transportation, but trains still rumble along Main Street through the downtown area daily.
Oldham County has an interesting and diverse history. We hope you will enjoy exploring Oldham County.