Maysville, Kentucky is located on the Ohio River just one hour east of Cincinnati, Ohio; one hour northeast of Lexington, KY; and within 2½ hours of Louisville, KY; Indianapolis, IN; Columbus, OH; and Charleston, WV.
Living in Maysville
Not your typical small city, Maysville boasts an excellent quality of life, with an easy drive to Lexington for dinner and a UK game, or to Cincinnati for dinner and a Broadway show. The amenities of a larger metropolitan area, with the comforts and intimacy of a small city, southern hospitality and progressive leadership have made this city live much larger than its size. Very good schools (public and private), community and technical college, YMCA, full service country club, boys and girls club, active arts council and progressive leadership make Maysville, Kentucky, a very livable city. Population is 9,500 with Mason County at 18,000. Maysville is the regional shopping/service area for 100,000 in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky, as the only bridges across the Ohio River for 50 miles either way are located at Maysville.
Meadowview Regional Medical Center
Our hospital is a modern 101 bed Lifepoint-owned facility. Currently in process of a $7.5M Emergency Department renovation. Medical office building attached to hospital for convenience and efficiency. Active medical staff has 45 physicians and we are Joint Commission accredited. Primary service area is 60,000 and secondary is 100,000. With the exception of family practice, there is no competition for at least a 50 mile radius.
Websites of interest
- City of Maysville – Area tourism
- Chamber of Commerce – Area demographics
- The Ledger Independent – Daily newspaper
- LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. – Parent company
History of Maysville and Mason County
Located in Mason County along the banks of the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky lies the river port of Maysville, an 1800's era river town. Just a short trip up the Buffalo Trace is the Washington Historic District; an authentic pioneer community of 1790s log cabins, shops and museums. Rich in history and architectural treasures, downtown Maysville and Old Washington offer a unique glimpse into the cultural and historic legacy of this area. Culturally rich, the city boasts live local theatre, musical events and numerous programs supported by the local Arts Board.
Famous explorers Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton, Civil War generals Albert Sidney Johnston and William "Bull" Nelson, famous doctor Daniel Drake, Supreme Court Justice Stanley Reed, movie and singing star Rosemary Clooney, future United States President Ulysses S. Grant, baseball Hall of Famer Casey Stengel and Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry all lived in the county for part of their lives. Harriet Beecher Stowe's visit to Washington, Kentucky in 1833 provided information for her book 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' The Underground Railroad had many stations and conductors in the region.
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