Discover pieces of history
and beauty across Scott County!
The Buffalo Gals Barn Quilt Trail in Scott County Kentucky takes you along country roads, past historic farms with barns old and new, and alongside fields where cows and horses graze, corn ripples, and wildflowers bloom.
The main attractions, of course, are the quilt squares themselves, a cornucopia of traditional and contemporary patterns that adorn barns, yards, and fences across the county. Built of wood and painted with care, these 8-foot and 4-foot squares are fascinating pieces of history preserved as roadside art.
From "Prairie Queen" to "Union Soldiers," every barn quilt square has a story to tell in shape and color. Driving the Buffalo Gals Barn Quilt Trail is a way to experience a sense of the rich history of quilting as well as the rural traditions of Scott County, of Kentucky, and of America itself.
Begun by the Buffalo Gals Homemakers of Stamping Ground, the Buffalo Gals Barn Quilt Trail has grown to encompass more than 100 barn quilts, each one a unique creation. For the greatest concentrations of barn quilts, take Hwy. 460 west from Georgetown and turn right onto US 227 toward Stamping Ground. Once in Stamping Ground, you'll find more barn quilts along Sebree, Duvall Station, Locust Fork, Owenton, Minor's Branch, and Woodlake roads.
Pack a picnic or stop for refreshments along the way. Bring your camera and a sense of adventure. And get ready for a most enjoyable morning or afternoon. For as the old saying goes, "A day patched with quilting seldom unravels."
Remember, the barn quilts are located on private property. Find out more about the quilts and their history at the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism web site www.georgetownky.com
Site by M. J. Leigh | Photos by John Simpson & Mr. & Mrs. Landry | GPS by Earl Smith, Planning & Zoning | Special thanks to Scott County School System for their support.
Courtesy of Jean and Rick Miller - We have attached a Google Map kml file which can be imported to Google Maps for interactive online mappng, link is below.