Welcome To Adairville
Welcome to the historic city of Adairville, Kentucky. Located in southern Logan County, Adairville boasts a unique and colorful history that involves famous gangs, former governors, and a United States president. Adairville provides small town charm that is conveniently located between larger cities such as Nashville and Louisville. Come and see why we are one of the best little cities in America!
History Of Adairville
Adairville was first called Dromgooles’ Station in the late 1700’s. It was Gen. Robert E. Ewing along with Michael Traughber who were vital in the first development of Adairville as a city. The area was still referred to as Dromgooles’ Station but on November 10, 1818 was platted. Gen. Ewing and Mr. Traughber platted the town and changed its name to Adairville in honor of John Adair, who served in Indian wars and commanded Kentucky troops at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. He was also governor of Kentucky from 1820-1824. Adairville was incorporated in 1833. Adairville was originally spelled Adairsville! The “s” was dropped sometime between 1833 and 1881.
Home of the Quilt Trail
In the beginning, there were one or two quilts on barns and various buildings, but the official Logan County Barn Art Quilt Trail took off right here in Adairville and South Logan. Now it is spreading to all parts of Logan Co. Just look at the barns, stores and quilts!