List of counties in Kentucky


This is a list of the one hundred and twenty counties in the US state of Kentucky Despite ranking 37th in size by area, Kentucky has 120 counties; depending on definitions, this is either third or fourth among US states Texas has 254 counties and Georgia 159; Virginia has only 95 counties, but also has 38 independent cities that are not part of any county and deal directly with the state government, giving that state 133 county-level administrative units1 The original motivation for having so many counties was to ensure that residents in the days of poor roads and horseback travel could make a round trip from their home to the county seat and back in a single day, as well as being able to travel from one county seat to the next in the same fashion2 Later, however, politics began to play a part, with citizens who disagreed with the present county government simply petitioning the state to create a new county The 1891 Kentucky Constitution placed stricter limits on county creation, stipulating that a new county:

  • must have a land area of at least 400 square miles 1036 km2;
  • must have a population of at least 12,000 people;
  • must not by its creation reduce the land area of an existing county to less than 400 square miles;
  • must not by its creation reduce the population of an existing county to fewer than 12,000 people;
  • must not create a county boundary line that passes within 10 miles 16 kilometers of an existing county seat

These regulations have reined in the proliferation of counties in Kentucky Since the 1891 Constitution, only McCreary County has been created3

Because today's largest county by area, Pike County, is 788 square miles 2,041 km2, it is now impossible to create a new county from a single existing county under the current constitution Any county to be created in this manner will necessarily reduce the land area of the old county to less than 400 square miles 1,000 km2 It is still possible to form a new county from portions of more than one existing county; McCreary County was formed in this manner

The largest city in Kentucky, Louisville, is a "consolidated local government" under KRS 67C The second largest, Lexington, is an "urban-county government" under KRS 67A Lexington and Fayette County are completely merged and there are no separate incorporated cities within the county When the Louisville Metro government was formed, all incorporated cities in Jefferson County, apart from Louisville, retained their status as cities; however, the Louisville Metro Council is the main government for the entire county, and is elected by residents in all of Jefferson County In both of these counties, while Lexington and Louisville city governments govern their respective counties, a county Fiscal Court Kentucky's governing body for counties is still elected, as demanded by Kentucky's Constitutioncitation needed

The Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry; for Kentucky the codes start with 21 and are completed with the three digit county code The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county

Adair, Allen, Ballard, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Russell, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren and Webster counties are all in the Central Time Zone

Anderson, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Bullitt, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Greenup, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knott, Knox, LaRue, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, McCreary, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, Trimble, Washington, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe and Woodford counties are all in the Eastern Time Zone

Contents

  • 1 Alphabetical list
  • 2 Clickable map
  • 3 See also
  • 4 Notes
  • 5 Further reading
  • 6 External links

Alphabetical listedit

  • FIPS County Codes are 5 digit codes All County Codes for KY begin with 21 in the format 21XXX where XXX are the numbers listed in the table below
County
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County seat
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Established
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Origin
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Etymology
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Population
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Map
Adair County 001 Columbia 1802 Green County John Adair, eighth Governor of Kentucky 1820–24 7004192040000000000♠19,204 7002407000000000000♠407 sq mi
7003105400000000000♠1,054 km2
Allen County 003 Scottsville 1815 Barren County and Warren County John Allen 1771–1813, hero of the Battle of Frenchtown in the War of 1812 7004203840000000000♠20,384 7002346000000000000♠346 sq mi
7002896000000000000♠896 km2
Anderson County 005 Lawrenceburg 1827 Franklin County, Washington County and Mercer County Richard Clough Anderson, Jr, Kentucky and United States legislator 1817–21 7004218880000000000♠21,888 7002203000000000000♠203 sq mi
7002526000000000000♠526 km2
Ballard County 007 Wickliffe 1842 Hickman County and McCracken County Bland Ballard 1761–1853, hero of the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin 7003824000000000000♠8,240 7002251000000000000♠251 sq mi
7002650000000000000♠650 km2
Barren County 009 Glasgow 1798 Green County and Warren County The Barrens, a region of grassland in Kentucky 7004431480000000000♠43,148 7002491000000000000♠491 sq mi
7003127200000000000♠1,272 km2
Bath County 011 Owingsville 1811 Montgomery County Medicinal springs located within the county 7004122060000000000♠12,206 7002279000000000000♠279 sq mi
7002723000000000000♠723 km2
Bell County 013 Pineville 1867 Harlan County and Knox County Joshua Fry Bell, Kentucky legislator 1862–67 7004277780000000000♠27,778 7002361000000000000♠361 sq mi
7002935000000000000♠935 km2
Boone County 015 Burlington 1798 Campbell County Daniel Boone 1734–1820, frontiersman 7005126413000000000♠126,413 7002246000000000000♠246 sq mi
7002637000000000000♠637 km2
Bourbon County 017 Paris 1785 Fayette County House of Bourbon, European royal house 7004199720000000000♠19,972 7002291000000000000♠291 sq mi
7002754000000000000♠754 km2
Boyd County 019 Catlettsburg 1860 Greenup County, Carter County and Lawrence County Linn Boyd, United States Congressman 1835–37; 1839–55 and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1859 7004488320000000000♠48,832 7002160000000000000♠160 sq mi
7002414000000000000♠414 km2
Boyle County 021 Danville 1842 Lincoln County and Mercer County John Boyle, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals 1810–26 7004297060000000000♠29,706 7002182000000000000♠182 sq mi
7002471000000000000♠471 km2
Bracken County 023 Brooksville 1796 Mason County and Campbell County William Bracken, trapper and frontiersman 7003840600000000000♠8,406 7002203000000000000♠203 sq mi
7002526000000000000♠526 km2
Breathitt County 025 Jackson 1839 Clay County, Perry County and Estill County John Breathitt, eleventh Governor of Kentucky 1832–34 7004134090000000000♠13,409 7002495000000000000♠495 sq mi
7003128200000000000♠1,282 km2
Breckinridge County 027 Hardinsburg 1799 Hardin County John Breckinridge 1760–1806, Kentucky statesman and US Senator 7004198880000000000♠19,888 7002572000000000000♠572 sq mi
7003148100000000000♠1,481 km2
Bullitt County 029 Shepherdsville 1796 Jefferson County and Nelson County Alexander Scott Bullitt, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1800–04 7004779550000000000♠77,955 7002299000000000000♠299 sq mi
7002774000000000000♠774 km2
Butler County 031 Morgantown 1810 Logan County and Ohio County Richard Butler 1743–91, Revolutionary War general 7004128750000000000♠12,875 7002428000000000000♠428 sq mi
7003110900000000000♠1,109 km2
Caldwell County 033 Princeton 1809 Livingston County John Caldwell, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1804 7004127250000000000♠12,725 7002347000000000000♠347 sq mi
7002899000000000000♠899 km2
Calloway County 035 Murray 1822 Hickman County Richard Callaway 1724–80, pioneer 7004382820000000000♠38,282 7002386000000000000♠386 sq mi
7003100000000000000♠1,000 km2
Campbell County 037 Alexandria
and Newport
1794 Harrison County, Mason County and Scott County John Campbell 1735–99, Revolutionary War colonel 7004918330000000000♠91,833 7002152000000000000♠152 sq mi
7002394000000000000♠394 km2
Carlisle County 039 Bardwell 1886 Hickman County John G Carlisle, United States legislator 1877–89 and Speaker of the US House of Representatives 7003497800000000000♠4,978 7002192000000000000♠192 sq mi
7002497000000000000♠497 km2
Carroll County 041 Carrollton 1838 Gallatin County, Trimble County, and Henry county Charles Carroll 1737–1832, last living signer of the Declaration of Independence 7004108150000000000♠10,815 7002130000000000000♠130 sq mi
7002337000000000000♠337 km2
Carter County 043 Grayson 1838 Greenup County and Lawrence County William Grayson Carter, Kentucky state senator 1834–38 7004272230000000000♠27,223 7002411000000000000♠411 sq mi
7003106400000000000♠1,064 km2
Casey County 045 Liberty 1806 Lincoln County William Casey 1754–1816, Revolutionary War colonel 7004158910000000000♠15,891 7002446000000000000♠446 sq mi
7003115500000000000♠1,155 km2
Christian County 047 Hopkinsville 1796 Logan County William Christian 1743–86, Revolutionary War soldier and founder of Louisville, Kentucky 7004742500000000000♠74,250 7002721000000000000♠721 sq mi
7003186700000000000♠1,867 km2
Clark County 049 Winchester 1792 Bourbon County and Fayette County George Rogers Clark 1752–1818, Revolutionary War general 7004357580000000000♠35,758 7002254000000000000♠254 sq mi
7002658000000000000♠658 km2
Clay County 051 Manchester 1807 Madison County, Floyd County, and Knox County Green Clay 1757–1828, Revolutionary War general and western surveyor 7004211470000000000♠21,147 7002471000000000000♠471 sq mi
7003122000000000000♠1,220 km2
Clinton County 053 Albany 1835 Cumberland County and Wayne County DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York 1817–23 7004101650000000000♠10,165 7002198000000000000♠198 sq mi
7002513000000000000♠513 km2
Crittenden County 055 Marion 1842 Livingston County7 John Jordan Crittenden, seventeenth Governor of Kentucky 1848–50 7003922400000000000♠9,224 7002362000000000000♠362 sq mi
7002938000000000000♠938 km2
Cumberland County 057 Burkesville 1798 Green County The Cumberland River, which flows through the county 7003674500000000000♠6,745 7002306000000000000♠306 sq mi
7002793000000000000♠793 km2
Daviess County 059 Owensboro 1815 Ohio County Joseph Hamilton Daveiss 1774–1811, lawyer killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe 7004982750000000000♠98,275 7002462000000000000♠462 sq mi
7003119700000000000♠1,197 km2
Edmonson County 061 Brownsville 1825 Hart County, Grayson County, and Warren County John Edmonson 1764–1813, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 7004120130000000000♠12,013 7002303000000000000♠303 sq mi
7002785000000000000♠785 km2
Elliott County 063 Sandy Hook 1869 Morgan County, Lawrence County, and Carter County John Milton Elliott 1820–85, US Representative from Kentucky 7003767200000000000♠7,672 7002234000000000000♠234 sq mi
7002606000000000000♠606 km2
Estill County 065 Irvine 1808 Clark County and Madison County James Estill 1750–82, military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain 7004144470000000000♠14,447 7002254000000000000♠254 sq mi
7002658000000000000♠658 km2
Fayette County 067 Lexington 1780 One of three original Kentucky counties Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette 1757–1834, French-born Revolutionary War general 7005310797000000000♠310,797 7002284000000000000♠284 sq mi
7002736000000000000♠736 km2
Fleming County 069 Flemingsburg 1798 Mason County John Fleming 1735–91, frontiersman and one of the county's original settlers 7004145450000000000♠14,545 7002351000000000000♠351 sq mi
7002909000000000000♠909 km2
Floyd County 071 Prestonsburg 1800 Fleming County, Montgomery County, and Mason County John Floyd 1750–83, surveyor and pioneer 7004381080000000000♠38,108 7002394000000000000♠394 sq mi
7003102000000000000♠1,020 km2
Franklin County 073 Frankfort 1794 Mercer County, Shelby County, and Woodford County Benjamin Franklin 1706–90, signer of the Declaration of Independence and US Founding Father 7004498800000000000♠49,880 7002210000000000000♠210 sq mi
7002544000000000000♠544 km2
Fulton County 075 Hickman 1845 Hickman County Robert Fulton 1765–1815, inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat 7003626500000000000♠6,265 7002209000000000000♠209 sq mi
7002541000000000000♠541 km2
Gallatin County 077 Warsaw 1798 Franklin County and Shelby County Albert Gallatin, United States Secretary of the Treasury 1801–14 7003858900000000000♠8,589 7001990000000000000♠99 sq mi
7002256000000000000♠256 km2
Garrard County 079 Lancaster 1796 Madison County, Lincoln County, and Mercer County8 James Garrard, second Governor of Kentucky 1796–1804 7004168580000000000♠16,858 7002231000000000000♠231 sq mi
7002598000000000000♠598 km2
Grant County 081 Williamstown 1820 Pendleton County Samuel Grant 1762–89 or 94, John Grant 1754–1826, and Squire Grant 1764–1833, three of the county's earliest settlers 7004248750000000000♠24,875 7002260000000000000♠260 sq mi
7002673000000000000♠673 km2
Graves County 083 Mayfield 1824 Hickman County Benjamin F Graves 1771–1813, army major killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 7004376180000000000♠37,618 7002556000000000000♠556 sq mi
7003144000000000000♠1,440 km2
Grayson County 085 Leitchfield 1810 Hardin County and Ohio County William Grayson 1740–90, aide to George Washington in the Revolutionary War and US Senator from Virginia 7004261940000000000♠26,194 7002504000000000000♠504 sq mi
7003130500000000000♠1,305 km2
Green County 087 Greensburg 1792 Lincoln County and Nelson County Nathanael Greene 1742–86, Revolutionary War general 7004110430000000000♠11,043 7002289000000000000♠289 sq mi
7002749000000000000♠749 km2
Greenup County 089 Greenup 1803 Mason County Christopher Greenup, third Governor of Kentucky 1804–08 7004363080000000000♠36,308 7002346000000000000♠346 sq mi
7002896000000000000♠896 km2
Hancock County 091 Hawesville 1829 Ohio County, Breckinridge County, and Daviess County John Hancock 1737–93, signer of the Declaration of Independence 7003875300000000000♠8,753 7002189000000000000♠189 sq mi
7002490000000000000♠490 km2
Hardin County 093 Elizabethtown 1792 Nelson County John Hardin 1753–92, pioneer 7005108266000000000♠108,266 7002628000000000000♠628 sq mi
7003162700000000000♠1,627 km2
Harlan County 095 Harlan 1819 Knox County Silas Harlan 1753–82, army major in the Battle of Blue Licks 7004281630000000000♠28,163 7002467000000000000♠467 sq mi
7003121000000000000♠1,210 km2
Harrison County 097 Cynthiana 1793 Bourbon County and Scott County Benjamin Harrison 1726–91, co-author of the Kentucky Constitution 7004185920000000000♠18,592 7002310000000000000♠310 sq mi
7002803000000000000♠803 km2
Hart County 099 Munfordville 1819 Hardin County and Barren County Nathaniel G S Hart 1784–1813, army major and lawyer captured at the Battle of Frenchtown 7004185970000000000♠18,597 7002416000000000000♠416 sq mi
7003107700000000000♠1,077 km2
Henderson County 101 Henderson 1798 Christian County Richard Henderson 1734–85, founder of the Transylvania Company 7004464670000000000♠46,467 7002440000000000000♠440 sq mi
7003114000000000000♠1,140 km2
Henry County 103 New Castle 1798 Shelby County Patrick Henry 1736–99, Revolutionary War-era legislator and US founding father 7004155720000000000♠15,572 7002289000000000000♠289 sq mi
7002749000000000000♠749 km2
Hickman County 105 Clinton 1821 Christian County Paschal Hickman, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 7003473400000000000♠4,734 7002244000000000000♠244 sq mi
7002632000000000000♠632 km2
Hopkins County 107 Madisonville 1806 Henderson County Samuel Hopkins 1753–1819, Revolutionary War general 7004463760000000000♠46,376 7002551000000000000♠551 sq mi
7003142700000000000♠1,427 km2
Jackson County 109 McKee 1858 Madison County, Estill County, Owsley County, Clay County, Laurel County, and Rockcastle County Andrew Jackson, President of the United States 1829–37 7004132890000000000♠13,289 7002346000000000000♠346 sq mi
7002896000000000000♠896 km2
Jefferson County 111 Louisville 1780 One of three original Kentucky counties Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States 1801–09 7005760026000000000♠760,026 7002385000000000000♠385 sq mi
7002997000000000000♠997 km2
Jessamine County 113 Nicholasville 1798 Fayette County Jessamine Creek, which contains a set of rapids that are the county's most well known natural feature 7004508150000000000♠50,815 7002173000000000000♠173 sq mi
7002448000000000000♠448 km2
Johnson County 115 Paintsville 1843 Floyd County, Lawrence County, and Morgan County Richard Mentor Johnson, Vice President of the United States 1837–41 7004232620000000000♠23,262 7002262000000000000♠262 sq mi
7002679000000000000♠679 km2
Kenton County 117 Covington and Independence 1840 Campbell County Simon Kenton 1755–1836, pioneer 7005163929000000000♠163,929 7002163000000000000♠163 sq mi
7002422000000000000♠422 km2
Knott County 119 Hindman 1884 Perry County, Letcher County, Floyd County, and Breathitt County James Proctor Knott, twenty-ninth Governor of Kentucky 1883–87 7004158920000000000♠15,892 7002352000000000000♠352 sq mi
7002912000000000000♠912 km2
Knox County 121 Barbourville 1799 Lincoln County Henry Knox, United States Secretary of War 1785–94 7004317980000000000♠31,798 7002388000000000000♠388 sq mi
7003100500000000000♠1,005 km2
LaRue County 123 Hodgenville 1843 Hardin County John LaRue 1746–92, one of the county's original settlers and the grandfather of Governor John L Helm 7004141800000000000♠14,180 7002263000000000000♠263 sq mi
7002681000000000000♠681 km2
Laurel County 125 London 1825 Rockcastle County, Clay County, Knox County and Whitley County Mountain laurel trees that are prominent in the area 7004600150000000000♠60,015 7002436000000000000♠436 sq mi
7003112900000000000♠1,129 km2
Lawrence County 127 Louisa 1821 Greenup County and Floyd County James Lawrence 1781–1813, naval commander during the War of 1812 7004158040000000000♠15,804 7002419000000000000♠419 sq mi
7003108500000000000♠1,085 km2
Lee County 129 Beattyville 1870 Breathitt County, Estill County, Owsley County, and Wolfe County Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, Revolutionary War hero and Governor of Virginia 7003759400000000000♠7,594 7002210000000000000♠210 sq mi
7002544000000000000♠544 km2
Leslie County 131 Hyden 1878 Clay County, Harlan County and Perry County Preston Leslie, twenty-sixth Governor of Kentucky 1871–75 7004109180000000000♠10,918 7002404000000000000♠404 sq mi
7003104600000000000♠1,046 km2
Letcher County 133 Whitesburg 1842 Perry County and Harlan County Robert P Letcher, fifteenth Governor of Kentucky 1840–44 7004233590000000000♠23,359 7002339000000000000♠339 sq mi
7002878000000000000♠878 km2
Lewis County 135 Vanceburg 1806 Mason County Meriwether Lewis 1774–1809, explorer 7004138800000000000♠13,880 7002484000000000000♠484 sq mi
7003125400000000000♠1,254 km2
Lincoln County 137 Stanford 1780 One of three original Kentucky counties Benjamin Lincoln 1733–1810, Revolutionary War general 7004244450000000000♠24,445 7002337000000000000♠337 sq mi
7002873000000000000♠873 km2
Livingston County 139 Smithland 1799 Christian County Robert Livingston 1746–1813, one of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence 7003935900000000000♠9,359 7002316000000000000♠316 sq mi
7002818000000000000♠818 km2
Logan County 141 Russellville 1792 Lincoln County Benjamin Logan 1742–1802, Revolutionary War general 7004268670000000000♠26,867 7002556000000000000♠556 sq mi
7003144000000000000♠1,440 km2
Lyon County 143 Eddyville 1854 Caldwell County Chittenden Lyon, United States Representative from Kentucky 1827–35 7003843000000000000♠8,430 7002216000000000000♠216 sq mi
7002559000000000000♠559 km2
McCracken County 145 Paducah 1825 Hickman County Virgil McCracken, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 7004653160000000000♠65,316 7002251000000000000♠251 sq mi
7002650000000000000♠650 km2
McCreary County 147 Whitley City 1912 Pulaski County, Wayne County and Whitley County James McCreary, thirty-seventh Governor of Kentucky 1912–16 7004178630000000000♠17,863 7002428000000000000♠428 sq mi
7003110900000000000♠1,109 km2
McLean County 149 Calhoun 1854 Daviess County, Muhlenberg County and Ohio County Alney McLean 1815–17; 1819–21, United States Representative from Kentucky 7003947800000000000♠9,478 7002254000000000000♠254 sq mi
7002658000000000000♠658 km2
Madison County 151 Richmond 1785 Lincoln County James Madison, President of the United States 1809–17 7004873400000000000♠87,340 7002441000000000000♠441 sq mi
7003114200000000000♠1,142 km2
Magoffin County 153 Salyersville 1860 Floyd County, Johnson County and Morgan County Beriah Magoffin, twenty-first Governor of Kentucky 1859–62 7004129130000000000♠12,913 7002310000000000000♠310 sq mi
7002803000000000000♠803 km2
Marion County 155 Lebanon 1834 Washington County Francis Marion 1732–95, Revolutionary War general 7004200070000000000♠20,007 7002347000000000000♠347 sq mi
7002899000000000000♠899 km2
Marshall County 157 Benton 1842 Calloway County John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court 1801–35 7004309530000000000♠30,953 7002305000000000000♠305 sq mi
7002790000000000000♠790 km2
Martin County 159 Inez 1870 Floyd County, Johnson County, Pike County, and Lawrence County John P Martin, United States Congressman from Kentucky 1845–47 7004125370000000000♠12,537 7002231000000000000♠231 sq mi
7002598000000000000♠598 km2
Mason County 161 Maysville 1788 Bourbon County9 George Mason 1725–92, statesman known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights" 7004171660000000000♠17,166 7002241000000000000♠241 sq mi
7002624000000000000♠624 km2
Meade County 163 Brandenburg 1823 Breckinridge County and Hardin County James Meade, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 7004291390000000000♠29,139 7002308000000000000♠308 sq mi
7002798000000000000♠798 km2
Menifee County 165 Frenchburg 1869 Bath County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Powell County and Wolfe County Richard H Menefee, United States Congressman from Kentucky 1837–39 7003628700000000000♠6,287 7002204000000000000♠204 sq mi
7002528000000000000♠528 km2
Mercer County 167 Harrodsburg 1785 Lincoln County Hugh Mercer 1726–77, Revolutionary War hero who was killed at the Battle of Princeton 7004213190000000000♠21,319 7002251000000000000♠251 sq mi
7002650000000000000♠650 km2
Metcalfe County 169 Edmonton 1860 Barren County, Hart County, Green County, Adair County, Cumberland County and Monroe County Thomas Metcalfe, tenth Governor of Kentucky 1828–32 7003999000000000000♠9,990 7002291000000000000♠291 sq mi
7002754000000000000♠754 km2
Monroe County 171 Tompkinsville 1820 Barren County and Cumberland County James Monroe, President of the United States 1817–25 7004107040000000000♠10,704 7002331000000000000♠331 sq mi
7002857000000000000♠857 km2
Montgomery County 173 Mount Sterling 1796 Clark County10 Richard Montgomery 1736–75, military general killed at the Battle of Quebec 7004274740000000000♠27,474 7002199000000000000♠199 sq mi
7002515000000000000♠515 km2
Morgan County 175 West Liberty 1822 Bath County and Floyd County Daniel Morgan 1736–1802, Revolutionary War general 7004133030000000000♠13,303 7002381000000000000♠381 sq mi
7002987000000000000♠987 km2
Muhlenberg County 177 Greenville 1798 Christian County and Logan County Peter Muhlenberg 1746–1807, Revolutionary War general 7004312070000000000♠31,207 7002475000000000000♠475 sq mi
7003123000000000000♠1,230 km2
Nelson County 179 Bardstown 1784 Jefferson County Thomas Nelson, Jr 1738–89, signer of the Declaration of Independence 7004448120000000000♠44,812 7002423000000000000♠423 sq mi
7003109600000000000♠1,096 km2
Nicholas County 181 Carlisle 1799 Mason County and Bourbon County George Nicholas 1743–99, Revolutionary War colonel 7003704100000000000♠7,041 7002197000000000000♠197 sq mi
7002510000000000000♠510 km2
Ohio County 183 Hartford 1798 Hardin County The Ohio River, which formed the county's northern border until the creation of Daviess and Hancock counties 7004239770000000000♠23,977 7002594000000000000♠594 sq mi
7003153800000000000♠1,538 km2
Oldham County 185 La Grange 1823 Henry County, Jefferson County and Shelby County William Oldham 1753–91, Revolutionary War colonel 7004634900000000000♠63,490 7002189000000000000♠189 sq mi
7002490000000000000♠490 km2
Owen County 187 Owenton 1819 Franklin County, Gallatin County and Scott County Abraham Owen 1769–1811, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe 7004106450000000000♠10,645 7002352000000000000♠352 sq mi
7002912000000000000♠912 km2
Owsley County 189 Booneville 1843 Breathitt County, Clay County, and Estill County William Owsley, Kentucky Secretary of State and later Governor of Kentucky 1844–48 7003450800000000000♠4,508 7002198000000000000♠198 sq mi
7002513000000000000♠513 km2
Pendleton County 191 Falmouth 1798 Campbell County and Bracken County Edmund Pendleton 1721–1803, member of the Continental Congress 7004144930000000000♠14,493 7002280000000000000♠280 sq mi
7002725000000000000♠725 km2
Perry County 193 Hazard 1820 Floyd County and Clay County Oliver Hazard Perry 1785–1819, Admiral in the War of 1812 7004275970000000000♠27,597 7002342000000000000♠342 sq mi
7002886000000000000♠886 km2
Pike County 195 Pikeville 1821 Floyd County Zebulon Pike 1779–1813, western explorer and discoverer of Pike's Peak 7004630340000000000♠63,034 7002788000000000000♠788 sq mi
7003204100000000000♠2,041 km2
Powell County 197 Stanton 1852 Clark County, Estill County, and Montgomery County Lazarus Whitehead Powell, nineteenth Governor of Kentucky 1851–55 7004124340000000000♠12,434 7002180000000000000♠180 sq mi
7002466000000000000♠466 km2
Pulaski County 199 Somerset 1798 Green County and Lincoln County Casimir Pulaski 1746–79, Polish-born Revolutionary War soldier killed at the Battle of Savannah 7004638250000000000♠63,825 7002662000000000000♠662 sq mi
7003171500000000000♠1,715 km2
Robertson County 201 Mount Olivet 1867 Bracken County, Harrison County, Mason County, and Nicholas County George Robertson, chief justice of the Kentucky court of appeals 1828–43 7003219700000000000♠2,197 7002100000000000000♠100 sq mi
7002259000000000000♠259 km2
Rockcastle County 203 Mount Vernon 1810 Lincoln County, Madison County, Knox County and Pulaski County Rockcastle River, the boundary between Rockcastle and Laurel County 7004168260000000000♠16,826 7002318000000000000♠318 sq mi
7002824000000000000♠824 km2
Rowan County 205 Morehead 1856 Fleming County and Morgan County John Rowan, Congressman from Kentucky 1809–11; 1825–31 7004236550000000000♠23,655 7002281000000000000♠281 sq mi
7002728000000000000♠728 km2
Russell County 207 Jamestown 1825 Adair County, Wayne County and Cumberland County William Russell 1758–1825, pioneer and state legislator 7004177740000000000♠17,774 7002254000000000000♠254 sq mi
7002658000000000000♠658 km2
Scott County 209 Georgetown 1792 Woodford County Charles Scott Governor of Kentucky, Revolutionary war general and later Governor of Kentucky 1808–12 7004512840000000000♠51,284 7002285000000000000♠285 sq mi
7002738000000000000♠738 km2
Shelby County 211 Shelbyville 1792 Jefferson County Isaac Shelby, first Governor of Kentucky 1792–96; 1812–16 7004448750000000000♠44,875 7002384000000000000♠384 sq mi
7002995000000000000♠995 km2
Simpson County 213 Franklin 1819 Allen County, Logan County and Warren County John Simpson, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 7004178260000000000♠17,826 7002236000000000000♠236 sq mi
7002611000000000000♠611 km2
Spencer County 215 Taylorsville 1824 Nelson County, Shelby County, and Bullitt County Spier Spencer, military captain killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe 7004176680000000000♠17,668 7002186000000000000♠186 sq mi
7002482000000000000♠482 km2
Taylor County 217 Campbellsville 1848 Green County Zachary Taylor, President of the United States 1849–50 7004252570000000000♠25,257 7002270000000000000♠270 sq mi
7002699000000000000♠699 km2
Todd County 219 Elkton 1819 Logan County and Christian County John Todd 1750–82, military colonel killed at the Battle of Blue Licks 7004125200000000000♠12,520 7002376000000000000♠376 sq mi
7002974000000000000♠974 km2
Trigg County 221 Cadiz 1820 Christian County and Caldwell County Stephen Trigg 1744–82, military colonel killed at the Battle of Blue Licks 7004141420000000000♠14,142 7002443000000000000♠443 sq mi
7003114700000000000♠1,147 km2
Trimble County 223 Bedford 1837 Gallatin County, Henry County and Oldham County Robert Trimble, Associate Supreme Court Justice 1826–28 7003878600000000000♠8,786 7002149000000000000♠149 sq mi
7002386000000000000♠386 km2
Union County 225 Morganfield 1811 Henderson County Unanimous decision of the residents to unite together and create a new county 7004151650000000000♠15,165 7002345000000000000♠345 sq mi
7002894000000000000♠894 km2
Warren County 227 Bowling Green 1796 Logan County Joseph Warren 1741–75, Revolutionary War general 7005120460000000000♠120,460 7002545000000000000♠545 sq mi
7003141200000000000♠1,412 km2
Washington County 229 Springfield 1792 Jefferson County George Washington, President of the United States 1789–97 7004119590000000000♠11,959 7002301000000000000♠301 sq mi
7002780000000000000♠780 km2
Wayne County 231 Monticello 1800 Pulaski County and Cumberland County Anthony Wayne 1745–96, Revolutionary War general 7004204860000000000♠20,486 7002459000000000000♠459 sq mi
7003118900000000000♠1,189 km2
Webster County 233 Dixon 1860 Henderson County, Hopkins County, and Union County Daniel Webster, US Senator from Massachusetts and United States Secretary of State 1841–43; 1850–52 7004132360000000000♠13,236 7002335000000000000♠335 sq mi
7002868000000000000♠868 km2
Whitley County 235 Williamsburg 1818 Knox County William Whitley 1749–1813, Kentucky pioneer 7004355030000000000♠35,503 7002440000000000000♠440 sq mi
7003114000000000000♠1,140 km2
Wolfe County 237 Campton 1860 Breathitt County, Owsley County, and Powell County Nathaniel Wolfe 1808–65, member of the Kentucky General Assembly 7003721400000000000♠7,214 7002223000000000000♠223 sq mi
7002578000000000000♠578 km2
Woodford County 239 Versailles 1788 Fayette County William Woodford 1734–80, Revolutionary War general 7004255630000000000♠25,563 7002191000000000000♠191 sq mi
7002495000000000000♠495 km2

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See alsoedit

  • Kentucky
  • County United States
  • Lists of US county name etymologies
  • List of cities in Kentucky

Notesedit

  1. ^ "How Many Counties are in Your State" Click and Learn Archived from the original on April 22, 2009 Retrieved 2009-08-26 
  2. ^ a b c Kleber, John E, ed 1992 "Counties" The Kentucky Encyclopedia Associate editors: Thomas D Clark, Lowell H Harrison, and James C Klotter Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky ISBN 0-8131-1772-0 
  3. ^ "Fiscal Court" County Government in Kentucky: Informational Bulletin No 115 Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky Legislative Research Commission 1996 
  4. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing" EPA Retrieved 2007-04-09 
  5. ^ a b c National Association of Counties "NACo – Find a county" Archived from the original on July 11, 2007 Retrieved 2007-07-22 CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown link
  6. ^ "Kentucky QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on June 22, 2015 Retrieved 2015-06-13  2015 Census Estimate
  7. ^ "History of Crittenden County, Kentucky and The Crittenden Press, published since 1879" The Crittenden Press Retrieved 2007-01-26 
  8. ^ "About Garrard County" Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Retrieved 2007-01-26 
  9. ^ "Welcome to Mason County, Kentucky" Archived from the original on May 13, 2013 Retrieved 2007-01-26 CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown link
  10. ^ "Montgomery County, Kentucky Genealogy" Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Retrieved 2007-01-26 

Further readingedit

  • Kleber, John E; Thomas D Clark; Lowell H Harrison; James C Klotter 1992 The Kentucky Encyclopedia Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky ISBN 0-8131-1772-0  Main reference for data in the list, unless otherwise noted

External linksedit

  • Kentucky Atlas and County Formation Maps, genealogyinccom website


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