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Located in eastern Jefferson County, Fincastle is a city of less than 1,000 people, which is included in the Greater Louisville Metropolitan Area. The city of Fincastle is composed of about 300 homes and families, about half of whom include children.
Fincastle’s historic roots extend back to the founding of the country, when it was once part of Botetourt County, Virginia, and extended all the way to the Mississippi River from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fincastle County was created from Botetourt in 1772, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, created in 1776, superseded it. The city was eventually incorporated in 1974, long after its colonial beginnings.
Today, Fincastle residents have access not only to a small town, rural atmosphere, but also to the amenities of Louisville, with urban offerings like museums, performances, shopping, and dining. The city of Fincastle is known for its own special celebration of Oktoberfest, held each year in September.
Fincastle residents are located near Yew Dell Gardens in nearby Crestwood. Yew Dell Gardens began with 33 acres of private farmland, used to house a private nursery run by Theodore and Martha Lee Klein. They not only ran a successful commercial business, but collected rare plants and trees, building an outstanding arboretum and developing several unusual gardens, including a signature Serpentine Garden, which have brought Yew Dell international acclaim.
Fincastle is also located near two historic homes, the Zachary Taylor and Thomas Edison Houses. The Zachary Taylor House, once an extensive farm overlooking Beargrass Creek, was the boyhood home of the twelfth president and today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Thomas Edison House, once located in the Butchertown neighborhood of 1866, was built by a German craftsman, and is one of the few remaining “double-shotgun”-style cottages left.