Mt. Sterling is the county seat to Montgomery County which is home to some 27,000 residents and one of the fastest growing communities in the Commonwealth. It is the economic engine for this Central Kentucky region as noted by Site Selection magazine, . It is the economic engine for this Central Kentucky region as noted by Site Selection magazine, placing the community as a top ten Micropolitan community in Kentucky. This is due to the growth and capital investment made in the community. Montgomery County is home to 35 industries employing over 5,000 area residents, a 65-bed hospital, a regional arts center, the Clay Community Center which is home to the newest and fastest growing extended campus for Morehead State University plus numerous other amenities.
Mount Sterling, Kentucky was settled in 1792 by Hugh Forbes, a Scotsman who held a land grant near an ancient tribal burial site known as "Little Mountain." In picking a name for the growing settlement, Forbes combined the name of the mound with Stirling, a town in his native Scotland. Having a strong heritage doesn't mean we are focused on our history, but we are always looking forward. Only 29 miles east of Lexington on Interstate 64, the city has maintained its small-town flavor while keeping the door always open to progress and new industry and business.
Come visit or stay in a community that is easy to get to, but hard to leave, Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Kentucky.