London is the county seat of Laurel County, Kentucky and had a population of just under 8,000 people as of the 2010 census. London, Kentucky is the second-largest city named London in America and the fourth-largest in the world. London is home to the annual World Chicken Festival, celebrating the life of Colonel Sanders and featuring the world’s largest skillet.
After Laurel County was established in 1825, a vote was held to create the new area’s seat of government. John and Jarvis Jackson offered the land that eventually became London and suggested the name as a tribute to their English heritage, and the town was formed one year later. The post office was established in 1831, and city rights were granted in 1836.
Notable employers in London include the ABC Group Inc., Bimbo Bakeries USA, Flowers Foods, Aisin Automotive Casting, LLC, Springleaf Financial Services, Walmart and Xerox.
The Laurel County Judge Office is located at 101 S. Main Street, Suite 320, in London, Kentucky.