List of counties in Kentucky


The U.S. commonwealth of Kentucky has 120 counties. Despite ranking 37th in size by area, Kentucky has 120 counties, fourth among states (including Virginia's independent cities).[1] 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 in a single day, as well as being able to travel from one county seat to the next in the same fashion. Later, however, politics began to play a part, with citizens who disagreed with their county government petitioning the state to create a new county.[2] Today, 20 of the 120 counties have fewer than 10,000 residents, and half have fewer than 20,000. The 20 largest counties by population all have populations of 50,000 or higher. The average county population, based on an estimated 2017 state population of 4.454 million, was 37,117.

Counties of Kentucky
LocationCommonwealth of Kentucky
Number120
Populations2,108 (Robertson) – 766,757 (Jefferson)
Areas99 square miles (260 km2) (Gallatin) – 788 square miles (2,040 km2) (Pike)
Government

Following concerns of too many counties,[2] 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 (1,036 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 legally created, in 1912. The General Assembly's creation of Beckham County in 1904 was ruled unconstitutional.[3] Because today's largest county by area, Pike County, is 788 square miles (2,041 km2), it is only still possible to form a new county from portions of more than one existing county; McCreary County was formed in this manner, from parts of Wayne, Pulaski and Whitley counties.

Kentucky was originally a single county in Virginia, created in 1776. In 1780, Kentucky County was divided into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties. Kentucky was admitted as a state in 1792, when it had nine counties.[4]

Each county has a legislative council called the Fiscal Court and an executive called the County Judge/Executive.

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 required by Kentucky's Constitution.[citation 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.

List of counties


Counties of Kentucky
County
FIPS code County seat[5] Est.[5] Formed from[6] Etymology[2] Population (2019) Area[5] Map
Adair County 001 Columbia1802Green CountyJohn Adair, eighth Governor of Kentucky (1820–24) 19,202 407 sq mi
(1,054 km2)
Allen County 003 Scottsville1815Barren County and Warren CountyJohn Allen (1771–1813), hero of the Battle of Frenchtown in the War of 1812 21,315 346 sq mi
(896 km2)
Anderson County 005 Lawrenceburg1827Franklin County, Washington County and Mercer CountyRichard Clough Anderson, Jr., Kentucky and United States legislator (1817–21) 22,747 203 sq mi
(526 km2)
Ballard County 007 Wickliffe1842Hickman County and McCracken CountyBland Ballard (1761–1853), hero of the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin 7,888 251 sq mi
(650 km2)
Barren County 009 Glasgow1798Green County and Warren CountyThe Barrens, a region of grassland in Kentucky 44,249 491 sq mi
(1,272 km2)
Bath County 011 Owingsville1811Montgomery CountyMedicinal springs located within the county 12,500 279 sq mi
(723 km2)
Bell County 013 Pineville1867Harlan County and Knox CountyJoshua Fry Bell, Kentucky legislator (1862–67) 26,032 361 sq mi
(935 km2)
Boone County 015 Burlington1798Campbell CountyDaniel Boone (1734–1820), frontiersman 133,581 246 sq mi
(637 km2)
Bourbon County 017 Paris1785Fayette CountyHouse of Bourbon, European royal house 19,788 291 sq mi
(754 km2)
Boyd County 019 Catlettsburg1860Greenup County, Carter County and Lawrence CountyLinn Boyd, United States Congressman (1835–37; 1839–55) and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1859) 46,718 160 sq mi
(414 km2)
Boyle County 021 Danville1842Lincoln County and Mercer CountyJohn Boyle, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals (1810–26) 30,060 182 sq mi
(471 km2)
Bracken County 023 Brooksville1796Mason County and Campbell CountyWilliam Bracken, trapper and frontiersman 8,303 203 sq mi
(526 km2)
Breathitt County 025 Jackson1839Clay County, Perry County and Estill CountyJohn Breathitt, eleventh Governor of Kentucky (1832–34) 12,630 495 sq mi
(1,282 km2)
Breckinridge County 027 Hardinsburg1799Hardin CountyJohn Breckinridge (1760–1806), Kentucky statesman and U.S. Senator 20,477 572 sq mi
(1,481 km2)
Bullitt County 029 Shepherdsville1796Jefferson County and Nelson CountyAlexander Scott Bullitt, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1800–04) 81,676 299 sq mi
(774 km2)
Butler County 031 Morgantown1810Logan County and Ohio CountyRichard Butler (1743–91), Revolutionary War general 12,879 428 sq mi
(1,109 km2)
Caldwell County 033 Princeton1809Livingston CountyJohn Caldwell, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1804) 12,747 347 sq mi
(899 km2)
Calloway County 035 Murray1822Hickman CountyRichard Callaway (1724–80), pioneer 39,001 386 sq mi
(1,000 km2)
Campbell County 037 Alexandria
and Newport
1794Harrison County, Mason County and Scott CountyJohn Campbell (1735–99), Revolutionary War colonel 93,584 152 sq mi
(394 km2)
Carlisle County 039 Bardwell1886Hickman CountyJohn G. Carlisle, United States legislator (1877–89) and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 4,760 192 sq mi
(497 km2)
Carroll County 041 Carrollton1838Gallatin County, Trimble County, and Henry countyCharles Carroll (1737–1832), last living signer of the Declaration of Independence 10,631 130 sq mi
(337 km2)
Carter County 043 Grayson1838Greenup County and Lawrence CountyWilliam Grayson Carter, Kentucky state senator (1834–38) 26,797 411 sq mi
(1,064 km2)
Casey County 045 Liberty1806Lincoln CountyWilliam Casey (1754–1816), Revolutionary War colonel 16,159 446 sq mi
(1,155 km2)
Christian County 047 Hopkinsville1796Logan CountyWilliam Christian (1743–86), Revolutionary War soldier and founder of Louisville, Kentucky 70,461 721 sq mi
(1,867 km2)
Clark County 049 Winchester1792Bourbon County and Fayette CountyGeorge Rogers Clark (1752–1818), Revolutionary War general 36,263 254 sq mi
(658 km2)
Clay County 051 Manchester1807Madison County, Floyd County, and Knox CountyGreen Clay (1757–1828), Revolutionary War general and western surveyor 19,901 471 sq mi
(1,220 km2)
Clinton County 053 Albany1835Cumberland County and Wayne CountyDeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York (1817–23) 10,218 198 sq mi
(513 km2)
Crittenden County 055 Marion1842Livingston CountyJohn Jordan Crittenden, seventeenth Governor of Kentucky (1848–50) 8,806 362 sq mi
(938 km2)
Cumberland County 057 Burkesville1798Green CountyThe Cumberland River, which flows through the county 6,614 306 sq mi
(793 km2)
Daviess County 059 Owensboro1815Ohio CountyJoseph Hamilton Daveiss (1774–1811), lawyer killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe 101,511 462 sq mi
(1,197 km2)
Edmonson County 061 Brownsville1825Hart County, Grayson County, and Warren CountyJohn Edmonson (1764–1813), military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 12,150 303 sq mi
(785 km2)
Elliott County 063 Sandy Hook1869Morgan County, Lawrence County, and Carter CountyJohn Milton Elliott (1820–85), U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7,517 234 sq mi
(606 km2)
Estill County 065 Irvine1808Clark County and Madison CountyJames Estill (1750–82), military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain 14,106 254 sq mi
(658 km2)
Fayette County 067 Lexington1780Kentucky CountyGilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), French-born Revolutionary War general 323,152 284 sq mi
(736 km2)
Fleming County 069 Flemingsburg1798Mason CountyJohn Fleming (1735–91), frontiersman and one of the county's original settlers 14,581 351 sq mi
(909 km2)
Floyd County 071 Prestonsburg1800Fleming County, Montgomery County, and Mason CountyJohn Floyd (1750–83), surveyor and pioneer 35,589 394 sq mi
(1,020 km2)
Franklin County 073 Frankfort1794Mercer County, Shelby County, and Woodford CountyBenjamin Franklin (1706–90), signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Founding Father 50,991 210 sq mi
(544 km2)
Fulton County 075 Hickman1845Hickman CountyRobert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat 5,969 209 sq mi
(541 km2)
Gallatin County 077 Warsaw1798Franklin County and Shelby CountyAlbert Gallatin, United States Secretary of the Treasury (1801–14) 8,869 99 sq mi
(256 km2)
Garrard County 079 Lancaster1796Madison County, Lincoln County, and Mercer CountyJames Garrard, second Governor of Kentucky (1796–1804) 17,666 231 sq mi
(598 km2)
Grant County 081 Williamstown1820Pendleton CountySamuel Grant (1762–89 or 94), John Grant (1754–1826), and Squire Grant (1764–1833), three of the county's earliest settlers 25,069 260 sq mi
(673 km2)
Graves County 083 Mayfield1824Hickman CountyBenjamin F. Graves (1771–1813), army major killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 37,266 556 sq mi
(1,440 km2)
Grayson County 085 Leitchfield1810Hardin County and Ohio CountyWilliam Grayson (1740–90), aide to George Washington in the Revolutionary War and U.S. Senator from Virginia 26,427 504 sq mi
(1,305 km2)
Green County 087 Greensburg1792Lincoln County and Nelson CountyNathanael Greene (1742–86), Revolutionary War general 10,941 289 sq mi
(749 km2)
Greenup County 089 Greenup1803Mason CountyChristopher Greenup, third Governor of Kentucky (1804–08) 35,098 346 sq mi
(896 km2)
Hancock County 091 Hawesville1829Ohio County, Breckinridge County, and Daviess CountyJohn Hancock (1737–93), signer of the Declaration of Independence 8,722 189 sq mi
(490 km2)
Hardin County 093 Elizabethtown1792Nelson CountyJohn Hardin (1753–92), pioneer 110,958 628 sq mi
(1,627 km2)
Harlan County 095 Harlan1819Knox CountySilas Harlan (1753–82), army major in the Battle of Blue Licks 26,010 467 sq mi
(1,210 km2)
Harrison County 097 Cynthiana1793Bourbon County and Scott CountyBenjamin Harrison (1726–91), co-author of the Kentucky Constitution 18,886 310 sq mi
(803 km2)
Hart County 099 Munfordville1819Hardin County and Barren CountyNathaniel G. S. Hart (1784–1813), army major and lawyer captured at the Battle of Frenchtown 19,035 416 sq mi
(1,077 km2)
Henderson County 101 Henderson1798Christian CountyRichard Henderson (1734–85), founder of the Transylvania Company 45,210 440 sq mi
(1,140 km2)
Henry County 103 New Castle1798Shelby CountyPatrick Henry (1736–99), Revolutionary War-era legislator and U.S. founding father 16,126 289 sq mi
(749 km2)
Hickman County 105 Clinton1821Christian CountyPaschal Hickman, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 4,380 244 sq mi
(632 km2)
Hopkins County 107 Madisonville1806Henderson CountySamuel Hopkins (1753–1819), Revolutionary War general 44,686 551 sq mi
(1,427 km2)
Jackson County 109 McKee1858Madison County, Estill County, Owsley County, Clay County, Laurel County, and Rockcastle CountyAndrew Jackson, President of the United States (1829–37) 13,329 346 sq mi
(896 km2)
Jefferson County 111 Louisville1780Kentucky CountyThomas Jefferson, President of the United States (1801–09) 766,757 385 sq mi
(997 km2)
Jessamine County 113 Nicholasville1798Fayette CountyJessamine Creek, which contains a set of rapids that are the county's most well known natural feature 54,115 173 sq mi
(448 km2)
Johnson County 115 Paintsville1843Floyd County, Lawrence County, and Morgan CountyRichard Mentor Johnson, Vice President of the United States (1837–41) 22,188 262 sq mi
(679 km2)
Kenton County 117 Covington and Independence1840Campbell CountySimon Kenton (1755–1836), pioneer 166,998 163 sq mi
(422 km2)
Knott County 119 Hindman1884Perry County, Letcher County, Floyd County, and Breathitt CountyJames Proctor Knott, twenty-ninth Governor of Kentucky (1883–87) 14,806 352 sq mi
(912 km2)
Knox County 121 Barbourville1799Lincoln CountyHenry Knox, United States Secretary of War (1785–94) 31,145 388 sq mi
(1,005 km2)
LaRue County 123 Hodgenville1843Hardin CountyJohn LaRue (1746–92), one of the county's original settlers and the grandfather of Governor John L. Helm 14,398 263 sq mi
(681 km2)
Laurel County 125 London1825Rockcastle County, Clay County, Knox County and Whitley CountyMountain laurel trees that are prominent in the area 60,813 436 sq mi
(1,129 km2)
Lawrence County 127 Louisa1821Greenup County and Floyd CountyJames Lawrence (1781–1813), naval commander during the War of 1812 15,317 419 sq mi
(1,085 km2)
Lee County 129 Beattyville1870Breathitt County, Estill County, Owsley County, and Wolfe CountyHenry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, Revolutionary War hero and Governor of Virginia 7,403 210 sq mi
(544 km2)
Leslie County 131 Hyden1878Clay County, Harlan County and Perry CountyPreston Leslie, twenty-sixth Governor of Kentucky (1871–75) 9,877 404 sq mi
(1,046 km2)
Letcher County 133 Whitesburg1842Perry County and Harlan CountyRobert P. Letcher, fifteenth Governor of Kentucky (1840–44) 21,553 339 sq mi
(878 km2)
Lewis County 135 Vanceburg1806Mason CountyMeriwether Lewis (1774–1809), explorer 13,275 484 sq mi
(1,254 km2)
Lincoln County 137 Stanford1780Kentucky CountyBenjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), Revolutionary War general 24,549 337 sq mi
(873 km2)
Livingston County 139 Smithland1799Christian CountyRobert Livingston (1746–1813), one of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence 9,194 316 sq mi
(818 km2)
Logan County 141 Russellville1792Lincoln CountyBenjamin Logan (1742–1802), Revolutionary War general 27,102 556 sq mi
(1,440 km2)
Lyon County 143 Eddyville1854Caldwell CountyChittenden Lyon, United States Representative from Kentucky (1827–35) 8,210 216 sq mi
(559 km2)
McCracken County 145 Paducah1825Hickman CountyVirgil McCracken, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 65,418 251 sq mi
(650 km2)
McCreary County 147 Whitley City1912Pulaski County, Wayne County, Whitley CountyJames McCreary, thirty-seventh Governor of Kentucky (1912–16) 17,231 428 sq mi
(1,109 km2)
McLean County 149 Calhoun1854Daviess County, Muhlenberg County and Ohio CountyAlney McLean (1815–17; 1819–21), United States Representative from Kentucky 9,207 254 sq mi
(658 km2)
Madison County 151 Richmond1785Lincoln CountyJames Madison, President of the United States (1809–17) 92,987 441 sq mi
(1,142 km2)
Magoffin County 153 Salyersville1860Floyd County, Johnson County and Morgan CountyBeriah Magoffin, twenty-first Governor of Kentucky (1859–62) 12,161 310 sq mi
(803 km2)
Marion County 155 Lebanon1834Washington CountyFrancis Marion (1732–95), Revolutionary War general 19,273 347 sq mi
(899 km2)
Marshall County 157 Benton1842Calloway CountyJohn Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1801–35) 31,100 305 sq mi
(790 km2)
Martin County 159 Inez1870Floyd County, Johnson County, Pike County, and Lawrence CountyJohn P. Martin, United States Congressman from Kentucky (1845–47) 11,195 231 sq mi
(598 km2)
Mason County 161 Maysville1788Bourbon CountyGeorge Mason (1725–92), statesman known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights" 17,070 241 sq mi
(624 km2)
Meade County 163 Brandenburg1823Breckinridge County and Hardin CountyJames Meade, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 28,572 308 sq mi
(798 km2)
Menifee County 165 Frenchburg1869Bath County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Powell County and Wolfe CountyRichard H. Menefee, United States Congressman from Kentucky (1837–39) 6,489 204 sq mi
(528 km2)
Mercer County 167 Harrodsburg1785Lincoln CountyHugh Mercer (1726–77), Revolutionary War hero who was killed at the Battle of Princeton 21,933 251 sq mi
(650 km2)
Metcalfe County 169 Edmonton1860Barren County, Hart County, Green County, Adair County, Cumberland County and Monroe CountyThomas Metcalfe, tenth Governor of Kentucky (1828–32) 10,071 291 sq mi
(754 km2)
Monroe County 171 Tompkinsville1820Barren County and Cumberland CountyJames Monroe, President of the United States (1817–25) 10,650 331 sq mi
(857 km2)
Montgomery County 173 Mount Sterling1796Clark CountyRichard Montgomery (1736–75), military general killed at the Battle of Quebec 28,157 199 sq mi
(515 km2)
Morgan County 175 West Liberty1822Bath County and Floyd CountyDaniel Morgan (1736–1802), Revolutionary War general 13,309 381 sq mi
(987 km2)
Muhlenberg County 177 Greenville1798Christian County and Logan CountyPeter Muhlenberg (1746–1807), Revolutionary War general 30,622 475 sq mi
(1,230 km2)
Nelson County 179 Bardstown1784Jefferson CountyThomas Nelson, Jr. (1738–89), signer of the Declaration of Independence 46,233 423 sq mi
(1,096 km2)
Nicholas County 181 Carlisle1799Mason County and Bourbon CountyGeorge Nicholas (1743–99), Revolutionary War colonel 7,269 197 sq mi
(510 km2)
Ohio County 183 Hartford1798Hardin CountyThe Ohio River, which formed the county's northern border until the creation of Daviess and Hancock counties 23,994 594 sq mi
(1,538 km2)
Oldham County 185 La Grange1823Henry County, Jefferson County and Shelby CountyWilliam Oldham (1753–91), Revolutionary War colonel 66,799 189 sq mi
(490 km2)
Owen County 187 Owenton1819Franklin County, Gallatin County and Scott CountyAbraham Owen (1769–1811), killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe 10,901 352 sq mi
(912 km2)
Owsley County 189 Booneville1843Breathitt County, Clay County, and Estill CountyWilliam Owsley, Kentucky Secretary of State and later Governor of Kentucky (1844–48) 4,415 198 sq mi
(513 km2)
Pendleton County 191 Falmouth1798Campbell County and Bracken CountyEdmund Pendleton (1721–1803), member of the Continental Congress 14,590 280 sq mi
(725 km2)
Perry County 193 Hazard1820Floyd County and Clay CountyOliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819), Admiral in the War of 1812 25,758 342 sq mi
(886 km2)
Pike County 195 Pikeville1821Floyd CountyZebulon Pike (1779–1813), western explorer and discoverer of Pike's Peak 57,876 788 sq mi
(2,041 km2)
Powell County 197 Stanton1852Clark County, Estill County, and Montgomery CountyLazarus Whitehead Powell, nineteenth Governor of Kentucky (1851–55) 12,359 180 sq mi
(466 km2)
Pulaski County 199 Somerset1798Green County and Lincoln CountyCasimir Pulaski (1746–79), Polish-born Revolutionary War soldier killed at the Battle of Savannah 64,979 662 sq mi
(1,715 km2)
Robertson County 201 Mount Olivet1867Bracken County, Harrison County, Mason County, and Nicholas CountyGeorge Robertson, chief justice of the Kentucky court of appeals (1828–43) 2,108 100 sq mi
(259 km2)
Rockcastle County 203 Mount Vernon1810Lincoln County, Madison County, Knox County and Pulaski CountyRockcastle River, the boundary between Rockcastle and Laurel County 16,695 318 sq mi
(824 km2)
Rowan County 205 Morehead1856Fleming County and Morgan CountyJohn Rowan, Congressman from Kentucky (1809–11; 1825–31)) 24,460 281 sq mi
(728 km2)
Russell County 207 Jamestown1825Adair County, Wayne County and Cumberland CountyWilliam Russell (1758–1825), pioneer and state legislator 17,923 254 sq mi
(658 km2)
Scott County 209 Georgetown1792Woodford CountyCharles Scott (Governor of Kentucky), Revolutionary war general and later Governor of Kentucky (1808–12) 57,004 285 sq mi
(738 km2)
Shelby County 211 Shelbyville1792Jefferson CountyIsaac Shelby, first Governor of Kentucky (1792–96; 1812–16) 49,024 384 sq mi
(995 km2)
Simpson County 213 Franklin1819Allen County, Logan County and Warren CountyJohn Simpson, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown 18,572 236 sq mi
(611 km2)
Spencer County 215 Taylorsville1824Nelson County, Shelby County, and Bullitt CountySpier Spencer, military captain killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe 19,351 186 sq mi
(482 km2)
Taylor County 217 Campbellsville1848Green CountyZachary Taylor, President of the United States (1849–50) 25,769 270 sq mi
(699 km2)
Todd County 219 Elkton1819Logan County and Christian CountyJohn Todd (1750–82), military colonel killed at the Battle of Blue Licks 12,294 376 sq mi
(974 km2)
Trigg County 221 Cadiz1820Christian County and Caldwell CountyStephen Trigg (1744–82), military colonel killed at the Battle of Blue Licks 14,651 443 sq mi
(1,147 km2)
Trimble County 223 Bedford1837Gallatin County, Henry County and Oldham CountyRobert Trimble, Associate Supreme Court Justice (1826–28) 8,471 149 sq mi
(386 km2)
Union County 225 Morganfield1811Henderson CountyUnanimous decision of the residents to unite together and create a new county 14,381 345 sq mi
(894 km2)
Warren County 227 Bowling Green1796Logan CountyJoseph Warren (1741–75), Revolutionary War general 132,896 545 sq mi
(1,412 km2)
Washington County 229 Springfield1792Jefferson CountyGeorge Washington, President of the United States (1789–97) 12,095 301 sq mi
(780 km2)
Wayne County 231 Monticello1800Pulaski County and Cumberland CountyAnthony Wayne (1745–96), Revolutionary War general 20,333 459 sq mi
(1,189 km2)
Webster County 233 Dixon1860Henderson County, Hopkins County, and Union CountyDaniel Webster, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and United States Secretary of State (1841–43; 1850–52) 12,942 335 sq mi
(868 km2)
Whitley County 235 Williamsburg1818Knox CountyWilliam Whitley (1749–1813), Kentucky pioneer 36,264 440 sq mi
(1,140 km2)
Wolfe County 237 Campton1860Breathitt County, Owsley County, and Powell CountyNathaniel Wolfe (1808–65), member of the Kentucky General Assembly 7,157 223 sq mi
(578 km2)
Woodford County 239 Versailles1788Fayette CountyWilliam Woodford (1734–80), Revolutionary War general 26,734 191 sq mi
(495 km2)

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See also


Notes


  1. "States, Counties, and Statistically Equivalent Entities" (PDF). Census Bureau.
  2. Ireland, Robert M. (1992). "Counties". In Kleber, John E. (ed.). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. pp. 229–231. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.
  3. "Fiscal Court". County Government in Kentucky: Informational Bulletin No. 115. Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. 1996.
  4. "Kentucky: Consolidated Chronology of State and County Boundaries". Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. Newberry Library. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  5. National Association of Counties. "NACo – Find A County". Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  6. "Kentucky: Individual County Chronologies". Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. Newberry Library. Retrieved May 22, 2021.