Wilmore is located in the center of Jessamine County, considered to be the "Garden Area" of central Kentucky with lush vegetation, creeks and lots of Kentucky River frontage.
This turn-of-the-century village is located on the Norfolk Southern Railroad Line near historic High Bridge. The town was primarily influenced by Bishop Asbury who established Bethel Academy in 1790 (now Asbury University) in the wilderness of pioneer Kentucky.
The main entry into Wilmore is park-like with horse pastures and green fields lining each side, followed by streets decorated with gorgeous summer hanging baskets. The quaint downtown features architecture from the 1890's with most of the building facades in near original condition. Train enthusiasts can watch the may NSF trains cross Main Street from the comfort of the porch of the Rice House or from benches placed near the Railside Caboose Museum.
Travel four miles down the road to view the magnificent High Bridge railroad structure, considered an engineering marvel of its time and featured by the Smithsonian Institute. The landmark, built in 1877, spans the Kentucky River and was once the highest railroad trestle in the world. It is still in active operation with multiple trains crossing the double tracks daily. Adjacent to the bridge is the eleven acre High Bridge Park featuring a historic pavilion, gazebo, playground and an overlook providing views of the palisades, the Kentucky River, the Dix River, and the bridge.