Spring Station, Kentucky

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Spring Station
Unincorporated community
Spring Station is located in Kentucky
Spring Station
Spring Station
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 39°9′14″N 84°44′38″W / 39.15389°N 84.74389°W / 39.15389; -84.74389Coordinates: 39°9′14″N 84°44′38″W / 39.15389°N 84.74389°W / 39.15389; -84.74389
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Woodford
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 504150[1]

Spring Station, Kentucky is an unincorporated community in the northern part of Woodford County, Kentucky located approximately three miles west of Midway. The area is believed to have been settled during the early part of the 19th century and it became a station stop on the Lexington and Ohio Railroad line when it was opened through the village in 1833.

According to the University of Kentucky, it "was named for several nearby springs and may also have been known as Big Spring Station." [1] A postal outlet operated at Spring Station from 1856 to 1973.

Spring Station was home to the Woodburn Stud, a thoroughbred and standardbred horse breeding operation built by Robert A. Alexander which became the birthplace of Kentucky's Thoroughbred industry.

In 1869, Daniel Swigert, who bred three Kentucky Derby winners, built a 300-acre (1.2 km2) thoroughbred horse breeding business at Spring Station he named Stockwood Farm.