About Robertson County
Robertson County was established in 1867, out of parts of Nicholas, Harrison, Bracken, and Mason Counties. It was named after ex-chief Justice George Robertson and was the 111th County formed in the Commonwealth. Robertson County is situated in the northeast middle section and is bordered on the north by Bracken and Mason Counties, on the east by Mason and Fleming, on the south by Nicholas, and on the west by Harrison.
The surface of the county is hill, but the land can be cultivated. The timber is mostly oak, but with poplar, sugar tree, beech, hickory, and walnut intermingled. The productions and exports are tobacco, corn, oats, wheat, rye, and live stock.