City of Willisburg

By Alex Matan

PO Box 97
Willisburg, KY 40078

Phone: 859-375-2614

Fax: 859-375-4986


Web site:

Office Hours: Varies (EST)

City Council Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 7:00pm EST

History: Willisburg, a northern Washington County town, was chartered in 1838. Named for Captain Henry Willis, a member of the Kentucky Militia. His son, Joseph, was the first postmaster of the Willisburg Post Office. The Willisburg Post Office opened in 1844, but a post office operated in the area from 1838 to 1839 as Paeola. William Phelps was the Postmaster of the Paeola Post Office. The population in 2010 was 282.

Willisburg City Hall