The Old Talbott Tavern, built in 1779 and located just off the Courthouse Square in the center of Bardstown, is part of Bardstown's rich history. Several notable Americans have passed through the tavern's doors, including Abraham Lincoln and Daniel Boone. Bullet holes in an upstairs wall are reputed to have been put there by Jesse James. Some of the people who stayed at the tavern in years past are rumored never to have checked out, even after death, as people claim to have encountered ghosts or other paranormal activity at the tavern. Bardstown is a city in Nelson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was recorded as 11,700 by the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Nelson County. It is named for David Bard, the man who obtained the land for the city from the governor of Virginia, and his brother William Bard, the surveyor who laid out the town.