The Clark County Courthouse is located at 17 Cleveland Avenue, Winchester, KY 40391; phone: 859-737-7141.
Clark County was formed from portions of Bourbon and Fayette Counties in 1792. Winchester, the county seat, is located in the heart of the county on land deeded by John Baker in the late 1700's. Clark County gained its name from General George Rogers Clark known for his efforts during the Revolutionary War. The Inner Bluegrass Area in which Clark County is located was a major hunting ground for northern and southern Indian tribes before the mid-1700's when the white settlers arrived in the area. The county is also a part of the Bluegrass Area Development District (BGADD), which consists of the seventeen Central Kentucky counties surrounding Lexington. BGADD has its offices in Lexington.