Mortonsville is a Woodford county community located where KY 1965 crosses Tanners Creek. It was settled about 1790 and known as Rucker's Big Spring until around 1812. Mortonsville was incorporated in 1835, but was later dissolved. A Mortonsville post office operated from 1828 until 1921.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to move the state capital to Mortonsville in the mid-nineteenth century.
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