Nicholas County was established in 1799 from the land that was given by Bourbon and Mason counties. Nicholas was then became 42nd county in the state in order of formation. The general region is noted for its scenic beauty, history, horse farms, and hospitality.Nicholas County is home to Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is a park located near Mount Olivet, KY in Robertson and Nicholas counties. The park encompasses 148 acres and features a monument commemorating the Battle of Blue Licks that took place on August 19, 1782. The battle was regarded as the final battle of the American Revolutionary War. Now while there is no clear tale on how the county got its name, it does have a total area of 197 sqaure miles with almost 7,200 residents calling it home.