Jamestown, the seat of Russell county, is located in the center of the county and near Lake Cumberland. The town was established in 1826 on land donated by James Woodridge and was originally called Jacksonville, to honor Andrew Jackson, but it was soon changed to Jamestown for Woodridge. Jamestown was incorporated in 1826. The Jamestown post office opened in 1826. The population in 2010 was 1,794.
Jamestown has been designated a Kentucky Trail Town.
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