Adair County was established December 11, 1801 and the county seat is Columbia. Adair County, named for General John Adair, was the 44th Kentucky county formed, created from Green County.
Noted Adair County residents include:
- Thomas Bramlett (Governor, 1863-1867)
- Colonel Frank Wolford (American Civil War, Union Army)
- James R. Hindman (Lt. Governor, 1883-1887)
- Colonel William Casey (for which neighboring Casey County, Kentucky was later named)
- Jane Lampton Clements (mother of Mark Twain)
- Janice Holt Giles (noted 20th century author)
- Jesse James (famous 19th century bank robber)
Adair County is a county of beautiful countryside, a hunter’s paradise of abundant wildlife, stunning green water of the Green River, Green River Lake, Lindsey Wilson College, State Champion Band, and our most valuable asset, the residents of Adair County. The citizens of Adair are friendly, caring, hardworking, and giving people!
Adair County is expanding and growing with the projects of the new Justice Center, Bypass, Super Center Wal-Mart, and Heartland Parkway, which are schedule to start this spring. With the completion of a state-of-the-art school, Columbia/Adair County Water Treatment Plant and a beautiful Industrial Park, Adair County has a tremendous amount to offer anyone or a company wishing to move to our area. Please explore our website and enjoy all that our community has to offer.