Nelson County


Judge/Executive:  Tim Hutchins

PO Box 578
1 Court Square, 2nd Floor
Bardstown, KY 40004

Phone: 502-348-1800

Fax: 502-348-1873


Web site:

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm EST

Fiscal Court Meeting: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 9:00am EST

History: Nelson County was formed in 1785. It is located in the Western Knobs region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 390 to 1090 feet above sea level. It has a land area of 422 square miles. The county seat is Bardstown.


2010  43,437

2020  46,738

Nelson County Court House