List of counties in Kentucky

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Map of Kentucky's counties

There are 120 counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky.

Alphabetical list[change | change source]

County
FIPS Code
[1]
County seat
[2]
Established
[2]
Origin
Meaning of name
Population
Area
[2]
Map
Adair County 001 Columbia 1802 Green County John Adair, eighth Governor of Kentucky (1820–1824) &&&&&&&&&&018656.&&&&&018,656 &&&&&&&&&&&&0407.&&&&&0407 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01054.&&&&&01,054 km²)
State map highlighting Adair County
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 &&&&&&&&&&019956.&&&&&019,956 &&&&&&&&&&&&0346.&&&&&0346 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0896.&&&&&0896 km²)
State map highlighting Allen County
Anderson County 005 Lawrenceburg 1827 Franklin County, Washington County and Mercer County Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., Kentucky and United States legislator (1817–1821) &&&&&&&&&&021421.&&&&&021,421 &&&&&&&&&&&&0203.&&&&&0203 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0526.&&&&&0526 km²)
State map highlighting Anderson County
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 &&&&&&&&&&&08249.&&&&&08,249 &&&&&&&&&&&&0251.&&&&&0251 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0650.&&&&&0650 km²)
State map highlighting Ballard County
Barren County 009 Glasgow 1798 Green County and Warren County The Barrens, a region of grassland in Kentucky &&&&&&&&&&042173.&&&&&042,173 &&&&&&&&&&&&0491.&&&&&0491 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01272.&&&&&01,272 km²)
State map highlighting Barren County
Bath County 011 Owingsville 1811 Montgomery County Medicinal springs located within the county &&&&&&&&&&011591.&&&&&011,591 &&&&&&&&&&&&0279.&&&&&0279 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0723.&&&&&0723 km²)
State map highlighting Bath County
Bell County 013 Pineville 1867 Harlan County and Knox County Joshua Fry Bell, Kentucky legislator (1862–1867) &&&&&&&&&&028691.&&&&&028,691 &&&&&&&&&&&&0361.&&&&&0361 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0935.&&&&&0935 km²)
State map highlighting Bell County
Boone County 015 Burlington 1798 Campbell County Daniel Boone (1734–1820), frontiersman &&&&&&&&&0118811.&&&&&0118,811 &&&&&&&&&&&&0246.&&&&&0246 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0637.&&&&&0637 km²)
State map highlighting Boone County
Bourbon County 017 Paris 1785 Fayette County House of Bourbon, European royal house &&&&&&&&&&019985.&&&&&019,985 &&&&&&&&&&&&0291.&&&&&0291 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0754.&&&&&0754 km²)
State map highlighting Bourbon County
Boyd County 019 Catlettsburg 1860 Greenup County, Carter County and Lawrence County Linn Boyd, United States Congressman (1835–1837; 1839–1855) and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1859) &&&&&&&&&&049542.&&&&&049,542 &&&&&&&&&&&&0160.&&&&&0160 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0414.&&&&&0414 km²)
State map highlighting Boyd County
Boyle County 021 Danville 1842 Lincoln County and Mercer County John Boyle, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals (1810–1826) &&&&&&&&&&028432.&&&&&028,432 &&&&&&&&&&&&0182.&&&&&0182 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0471.&&&&&0471 km²)
State map highlighting Boyle County
Bracken County 023 Brooksville 1796 Mason County and Campbell County William Bracken, trapper and frontiersman &&&&&&&&&&&08488.&&&&&08,488 &&&&&&&&&&&&0203.&&&&&0203 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0526.&&&&&0526 km²)
State map highlighting Bracken County
Breathitt County 025 Jackson 1839 Clay County, Perry County and Estill County John Breathitt, eleventh Governor of Kentucky (1832–1834) &&&&&&&&&&013878.&&&&&013,878 &&&&&&&&&&&&0495.&&&&&0495 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01282.&&&&&01,282 km²)
State map highlighting Breathitt County
Breckinridge County 027 Hardinsburg 1799 Hardin County John Breckinridge (1760–1806), Kentucky statesman and U.S. Senator &&&&&&&&&&020059.&&&&&020,059 &&&&&&&&&&&&0572.&&&&&0572 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01481.&&&&&01,481 km²)
State map highlighting Breckinridge County
Bullitt County 029 Shepherdsville 1796 Jefferson County and Nelson County Alexander Scott Bullitt, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1800–1804) &&&&&&&&&&074319.&&&&&074,319 &&&&&&&&&&&&0299.&&&&&0299 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0774.&&&&&0774 km²)
State map highlighting Bullitt County
Butler County 031 Morgantown 1810 Logan County and Ohio County Richard Butler (1743–1791), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&012690.&&&&&012,690 &&&&&&&&&&&&0428.&&&&&0428 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01109.&&&&&01,109 km²)
State map highlighting Butler County
Caldwell County 033 Princeton 1809 Livingston County John Caldwell, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1804) &&&&&&&&&&012984.&&&&&012,984 &&&&&&&&&&&&0347.&&&&&0347 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0899.&&&&&0899 km²)
State map highlighting Caldwell County
Calloway County 035 Murray 1822 Hickman County Richard Callaway (1724–1780), pioneer &&&&&&&&&&037191.&&&&&037,191 &&&&&&&&&&&&0386.&&&&&0386 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01000.&&&&&01,000 km²)
State map highlighting Calloway County
Campbell County 037 Alexandria
and Newport
1794 Harrison County, Mason County and Scott County John Campbell (1735–1799), Revolutionary War colonel &&&&&&&&&&090336.&&&&&090,336 &&&&&&&&&&&&0152.&&&&&0152 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0394.&&&&&0394 km²)
State map highlighting Campbell County
Carlisle County 039 Bardwell 1886 Hickman County John G. Carlisle, United States legislator (1877–1889) and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives &&&&&&&&&&&05104.&&&&&05,104 &&&&&&&&&&&&0192.&&&&&0192 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0497.&&&&&0497 km²)
State map highlighting Carlisle County
Carroll County 041 Carrollton 1838 Gallatin County, Trimble County, and Henry county Charles Carroll (1737–1832), last living signer of the Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&010811.&&&&&010,811 &&&&&&&&&&&&0130.&&&&&0130 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0337.&&&&&0337 km²)
State map highlighting Carroll County
Carter County 043 Grayson 1838 Greenup County and Lawrence County William Grayson Carter, Kentucky state senator (1834–1838) &&&&&&&&&&027720.&&&&&027,720 &&&&&&&&&&&&0411.&&&&&0411 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01064.&&&&&01,064 km²)
State map highlighting Carter County
Casey County 045 Liberty 1806 Lincoln County William Casey (1754–1816), Revolutionary War colonel &&&&&&&&&&015955.&&&&&015,955 &&&&&&&&&&&&0446.&&&&&0446 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01155.&&&&&01,155 km²)
State map highlighting Casey County
Christian County 047 Hopkinsville 1796 Logan County William Christian (1743–1786), Revolutionary War soldier and founder of Louisville, Kentucky &&&&&&&&&&073955.&&&&&073,955 &&&&&&&&&&&&0721.&&&&&0721 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01867.&&&&&01,867 km²)
State map highlighting Christian County
Clark County 049 Winchester 1792 Bourbon County and Fayette County George Rogers Clark (1752–1818), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&035613.&&&&&035,613 &&&&&&&&&&&&0254.&&&&&0254 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0658.&&&&&0658 km²)
State map highlighting Clark County
Clay County 051 Manchester 1807 Madison County, Floyd County, and Knox County Green Clay (1757–1828), Revolutionary War general and western surveyor &&&&&&&&&&021730.&&&&&021,730 &&&&&&&&&&&&0471.&&&&&0471 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01220.&&&&&01,220 km²)
State map highlighting Clay County
Clinton County 053 Albany 1835 Cumberland County and Wayne County DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York (1817–1823) &&&&&&&&&&010272.&&&&&010,272 &&&&&&&&&&&&0198.&&&&&0198 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0513.&&&&&0513 km²)
State map highlighting Clinton County
Crittenden County 055 Marion 1842 Livingston County[3] John Jordan Crittenden, seventeenth Governor of Kentucky (1848–1850) &&&&&&&&&&&09315.&&&&&09,315 &&&&&&&&&&&&0362.&&&&&0362 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0938.&&&&&0938 km²)
State map highlighting Crittenden County
Cumberland County 057 Burkesville 1798 Green County The Cumberland River, which flows through the county &&&&&&&&&&&06856.&&&&&06,856 &&&&&&&&&&&&0306.&&&&&0306 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0793.&&&&&0793 km²)
State map highlighting Cumberland County
Daviess County 059 Owensboro 1815 Ohio County Joseph Hamilton Daveiss (1774–1811), lawyer killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe &&&&&&&&&&096656.&&&&&096,656 &&&&&&&&&&&&0462.&&&&&0462 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01197.&&&&&01,197 km²)
State map highlighting Daviess County
Edmonson County 061 Brownsville 1825 Hart County, Grayson County, and Warren County John Edmonson (1764–1813), military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown &&&&&&&&&&012161.&&&&&012,161 &&&&&&&&&&&&0303.&&&&&0303 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0785.&&&&&0785 km²)
State map highlighting Edmonson County
Elliott County 063 Sandy Hook 1869 Morgan County, Lawrence County, and Carter County John Milton Elliott (1820–1885), U.S. Representative from Kentucky &&&&&&&&&&&07852.&&&&&07,852 &&&&&&&&&&&&0234.&&&&&0234 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0606.&&&&&0606 km²)
State map highlighting Elliott County
Estill County 065 Irvine 1808 Clark County and Madison County James Estill (1750–1782), military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain &&&&&&&&&&014672.&&&&&014,672 &&&&&&&&&&&&0254.&&&&&0254 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0658.&&&&&0658 km²)
State map highlighting Estill County
Fayette County 067 Lexington 1780 One of three original Kentucky counties Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), French-born Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&0295803.&&&&&0295,803 &&&&&&&&&&&&0284.&&&&&0284 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0736.&&&&&0736 km²)
State map highlighting Fayette County
Fleming County 069 Flemingsburg 1798 Mason County John Fleming (1735–1791), frontiersman and one of the county's original settlers &&&&&&&&&&014348.&&&&&014,348 &&&&&&&&&&&&0351.&&&&&0351 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0909.&&&&&0909 km²)
State map highlighting Fleming County
Floyd County 071 Prestonsburg 1800 Fleming County, Montgomery County, and Mason County John Floyd (1750–1783), surveyor and pioneer &&&&&&&&&&039451.&&&&&039,451 &&&&&&&&&&&&0394.&&&&&0394 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01020.&&&&&01,020 km²)
State map highlighting Floyd County
Franklin County 073 Frankfort 1794 Mercer County, Shelby County, and Woodford County Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Founding Father &&&&&&&&&&049285.&&&&&049,285 &&&&&&&&&&&&0210.&&&&&0210 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0544.&&&&&0544 km²)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Fulton County 075 Hickman 1845 Hickman County Robert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat &&&&&&&&&&&06813.&&&&&06,813 &&&&&&&&&&&&0209.&&&&&0209 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0541.&&&&&0541 km²)
State map highlighting Fulton County
Gallatin County 077 Warsaw 1798 Franklin County and Shelby County Albert Gallatin, United States Secretary of the Treasury (1801–1814) &&&&&&&&&&&08589.&&&&&08,589 &&&&&&&&&&&&&099.&&&&&099 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0256.&&&&&0256 km²)
State map highlighting Gallatin County
Garrard County 079 Lancaster 1796 Madison County, Lincoln County, and Mercer County[4] James Garrard, second Governor of Kentucky (1796–1804) &&&&&&&&&&016912.&&&&&016,912 &&&&&&&&&&&&0231.&&&&&0231 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0598.&&&&&0598 km²)
State map highlighting Garrard County
Grant County 081 Williamstown 1820 Pendleton County Samuel Grant (1762–1789 or 1794), John Grant (1754–1826), and Squire Grant (1764–1833), three of the county's earliest settlers &&&&&&&&&&024662.&&&&&024,662 &&&&&&&&&&&&0260.&&&&&0260 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0673.&&&&&0673 km²)
State map highlighting Grant County
Graves County 083 Mayfield 1824 Hickman County Benjamin F. Graves (1771–1813), army major killed at the Battle of Frenchtown &&&&&&&&&&037121.&&&&&037,121 &&&&&&&&&&&&0556.&&&&&0556 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01440.&&&&&01,440 km²)
State map highlighting Graves County
Grayson County 085 Leitchfield 1810 Hardin County and Ohio County William Grayson (1740–1790), aide to George Washington in the Revolutionary War and U.S. Senator from Virginia &&&&&&&&&&025746.&&&&&025,746 &&&&&&&&&&&&0504.&&&&&0504 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01305.&&&&&01,305 km²)
State map highlighting Grayson County
Green County 087 Greensburg 1792 Lincoln County and Nelson County Nathanael Greene (1742–1786), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&011258.&&&&&011,258 &&&&&&&&&&&&0289.&&&&&0289 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0749.&&&&&0749 km²)
State map highlighting Green County
Greenup County 089 Greenup 1803 Mason County Christopher Greenup, third Governor of Kentucky (1804–1808) &&&&&&&&&&036910.&&&&&036,910 &&&&&&&&&&&&0346.&&&&&0346 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0896.&&&&&0896 km²)
State map highlighting Greenup County
Hancock County 091 Hawesville 1829 Ohio County, Breckinridge County, and Daviess County John Hancock (1737–1793), signer of the Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&&08565.&&&&&08,565 &&&&&&&&&&&&0189.&&&&&0189 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0490.&&&&&0490 km²)
State map highlighting Hancock County
Hardin County 093 Elizabethtown 1792 Nelson County John Hardin (1753–1792), pioneer &&&&&&&&&0105543.&&&&&0105,543 &&&&&&&&&&&&0628.&&&&&0628 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01627.&&&&&01,627 km²)
State map highlighting Hardin County
Harlan County 095 Harlan 1819 Knox County Silas Harlan (1753–1782), army major in the Battle of Blue Licks &&&&&&&&&&029278.&&&&&029,278 &&&&&&&&&&&&0467.&&&&&0467 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01210.&&&&&01,210 km²)
State map highlighting Harlan County
Harrison County 097 Cynthiana 1793 Bourbon County and Scott County Benjamin Harrison (1726–1791), co-author of the Kentucky Constitution &&&&&&&&&&018846.&&&&&018,846 &&&&&&&&&&&&0310.&&&&&0310 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0803.&&&&&0803 km²)
State map highlighting Harrison County
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 &&&&&&&&&&018199.&&&&&018,199 &&&&&&&&&&&&0416.&&&&&0416 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01077.&&&&&01,077 km²)
State map highlighting Hart County
Henderson County 101 Henderson 1798 Christian County Richard Henderson (1734–1785), founder of the Transylvania Company &&&&&&&&&&046250.&&&&&046,250 &&&&&&&&&&&&0440.&&&&&0440 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01140.&&&&&01,140 km²)
State map highlighting Henderson County
Henry County 103 New Castle 1798 Shelby County Patrick Henry (1736–1799), Revolutionary War-era legislator and U.S. founding father &&&&&&&&&&015416.&&&&&015,416 &&&&&&&&&&&&0289.&&&&&0289 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0749.&&&&&0749 km²)
State map highlighting Henry County
Hickman County 105 Clinton 1821 Christian County Paschal Hickman, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown &&&&&&&&&&&04902.&&&&&04,902 &&&&&&&&&&&&0244.&&&&&0244 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0632.&&&&&0632 km²)
State map highlighting Hickman County
Hopkins County 107 Madisonville 1806 Henderson County Samuel Hopkins (1753–1819), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&046920.&&&&&046,920 &&&&&&&&&&&&0551.&&&&&0551 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01427.&&&&&01,427 km²)
State map highlighting Hopkins County
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 (1829–1837) &&&&&&&&&&013494.&&&&&013,494 &&&&&&&&&&&&0346.&&&&&0346 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0896.&&&&&0896 km²)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 111 Louisville 1780 One of three original Kentucky counties Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States (1801–1809) &&&&&&&&&0741096.&&&&&0741,096 &&&&&&&&&&&&0385.&&&&&0385 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0997.&&&&&0997 km²)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
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 &&&&&&&&&&048586.&&&&&048,586 &&&&&&&&&&&&0173.&&&&&0173 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0448.&&&&&0448 km²)
State map highlighting Jessamine County
Johnson County 115 Paintsville 1843 Floyd County, Lawrence County, and Morgan County Richard Mentor Johnson, Vice President of the United States (1837–1841) &&&&&&&&&&023356.&&&&&023,356 &&&&&&&&&&&&0262.&&&&&0262 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0679.&&&&&0679 km²)
State map highlighting Johnson County
Kenton County 117 Covington and Independence 1840 Campbell County Simon Kenton (1755–1836), pioneer &&&&&&&&&0159720.&&&&&0159,720 &&&&&&&&&&&&0163.&&&&&0163 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0422.&&&&&0422 km²)
State map highlighting Kenton County
Knott County 119 Hindman 1884 Perry County, Letcher County, Floyd County, and Breathitt County James Proctor Knott, twenty-ninth Governor of Kentucky (1883–1887) &&&&&&&&&&016346.&&&&&016,346 &&&&&&&&&&&&0352.&&&&&0352 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0912.&&&&&0912 km²)
State map highlighting Knott County
Knox County 121 Barbourville 1799 Lincoln County Henry Knox, United States Secretary of War (1785–1794) &&&&&&&&&&031883.&&&&&031,883 &&&&&&&&&&&&0388.&&&&&0388 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01005.&&&&&01,005 km²)
State map highlighting Knox County
Larue County 123 Hodgenville 1843 Hardin County John Larue (1746–1792), one of the county's original settlers and the grandfather of Governor John L. Helm &&&&&&&&&&014193.&&&&&014,193 &&&&&&&&&&&&0263.&&&&&0263 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0681.&&&&&0681 km²)
State map highlighting Larue County
Laurel County 125 London 1825 Rockcastle County, Clay County, Knox County and Whitley County Mountain laurel trees that are prominent in the area &&&&&&&&&&058849.&&&&&058,849 &&&&&&&&&&&&0436.&&&&&0436 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01129.&&&&&01,129 km²)
State map highlighting Laurel County
Lawrence County 127 Louisa 1821 Greenup County and Floyd County James Lawrence (1781–1813), naval commander during the War of 1812 &&&&&&&&&&015860.&&&&&015,860 &&&&&&&&&&&&0419.&&&&&0419 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01085.&&&&&01,085 km²)
State map highlighting Lawrence County
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 &&&&&&&&&&&07887.&&&&&07,887 &&&&&&&&&&&&0210.&&&&&0210 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0544.&&&&&0544 km²)
State map highlighting Lee County
Leslie County 131 Hyden 1878 Clay County, Harlan County and Perry County Preston Leslie, twenty-sixth Governor of Kentucky (1871–1875) &&&&&&&&&&011310.&&&&&011,310 &&&&&&&&&&&&0404.&&&&&0404 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01046.&&&&&01,046 km²)
State map highlighting Leslie County
Letcher County 133 Whitesburg 1842 Perry County and Harlan County Robert P. Letcher, fifteenth Governor of Kentucky (1840–1844) &&&&&&&&&&024519.&&&&&024,519 &&&&&&&&&&&&0339.&&&&&0339 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0878.&&&&&0878 km²)
State map highlighting Letcher County
Lewis County 135 Vanceburg 1806 Mason County Meriwether Lewis (1774–1809), explorer &&&&&&&&&&013870.&&&&&013,870 &&&&&&&&&&&&0484.&&&&&0484 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01254.&&&&&01,254 km²)
State map highlighting Lewis County
Lincoln County 137 Stanford 1780 One of three original Kentucky counties Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&024732.&&&&&024,732 &&&&&&&&&&&&0337.&&&&&0337 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0873.&&&&&0873 km²)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Livingston County 139 Smithland 1799 Christian County Robert Livingston (1746–1813), one of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&&09519.&&&&&09,519 &&&&&&&&&&&&0316.&&&&&0316 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0818.&&&&&0818 km²)
State map highlighting Livingston County
Logan County 141 Russellville 1792 Lincoln County Benjamin Logan (1742–1802), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&026835.&&&&&026,835 &&&&&&&&&&&&0556.&&&&&0556 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01440.&&&&&01,440 km²)
State map highlighting Logan County
Lyon County 143 Eddyville 1854 Caldwell County Chittenden Lyon, United States Representative from Kentucky (1827–1835) &&&&&&&&&&&08314.&&&&&08,314 &&&&&&&&&&&&0216.&&&&&0216 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0559.&&&&&0559 km²)
State map highlighting Lyon County
McCracken County 145 Paducah 1825 Hickman County Virgil McCracken, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown &&&&&&&&&&065565.&&&&&065,565 &&&&&&&&&&&&0251.&&&&&0251 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0650.&&&&&0650 km²)
State map highlighting McCracken County
McCreary County 147 Whitley City 1912 Pulaski County, Wayne County and Whitley County James McCreary, thirty-seventh Governor of Kentucky (1912–1916) &&&&&&&&&&018306.&&&&&018,306 &&&&&&&&&&&&0428.&&&&&0428 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01109.&&&&&01,109 km²)
State map highlighting McCreary County
McLean County 149 Calhoun 1854 Daviess County, Muhlenberg County and Ohio County Alney McLean (1815–1817; 1819–1821), United States Representative from Kentucky &&&&&&&&&&&09531.&&&&&09,531 &&&&&&&&&&&&0254.&&&&&0254 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0658.&&&&&0658 km²)
State map highlighting McLean County
Madison County 151 Richmond 1785 Lincoln County James Madison, President of the United States (1809–1817) &&&&&&&&&&082916.&&&&&082,916 &&&&&&&&&&&&0441.&&&&&0441 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01142.&&&&&01,142 km²)
State map highlighting Madison County
Magoffin County 153 Salyersville 1860 Floyd County, Johnson County and Morgan County Beriah Magoffin, twenty-first Governor of Kentucky (1859–1862) &&&&&&&&&&013333.&&&&&013,333 &&&&&&&&&&&&0310.&&&&&0310 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0803.&&&&&0803 km²)
State map highlighting Magoffin County
Marion County 155 Lebanon 1834 Washington County Francis Marion (1732–1795), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&019820.&&&&&019,820 &&&&&&&&&&&&0347.&&&&&0347 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0899.&&&&&0899 km²)
State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County 157 Benton 1842 Calloway County John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1801–1835) &&&&&&&&&&031448.&&&&&031,448 &&&&&&&&&&&&0305.&&&&&0305 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0790.&&&&&0790 km²)
State map highlighting Marshall County
Martin County 159 Inez 1870 Floyd County, Johnson County, Pike County, and Lawrence County John P. Martin, United States Congressman from Kentucky (1845–1847) &&&&&&&&&&012929.&&&&&012,929 &&&&&&&&&&&&0231.&&&&&0231 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0598.&&&&&0598 km²)
State map highlighting Martin County
Mason County 161 Maysville 1788 Bourbon County[5] George Mason (1725–1792), statesman known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights" &&&&&&&&&&017490.&&&&&017,490 &&&&&&&&&&&&0241.&&&&&0241 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0624.&&&&&0624 km²)
State map highlighting Mason County
Meade County 163 Brandenburg 1823 Breckinridge County and Hardin County James Meade, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown &&&&&&&&&&028602.&&&&&028,602 &&&&&&&&&&&&0308.&&&&&0308 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0798.&&&&&0798 km²)
State map highlighting Meade County
Menifee County 165 Frenchburg 1869 Bath County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Powell County and Wolfe County Richard H. Menefee, United States Congressman from Kentucky (1837–1839) &&&&&&&&&&&06306.&&&&&06,306 &&&&&&&&&&&&0204.&&&&&0204 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0528.&&&&&0528 km²)
State map highlighting Menifee County
Mercer County 167 Harrodsburg 1785 Lincoln County Hugh Mercer (1726–1777), Revolutionary War hero who was killed at the Battle of Princeton &&&&&&&&&&021331.&&&&&021,331 &&&&&&&&&&&&0251.&&&&&0251 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0650.&&&&&0650 km²)
State map highlighting Mercer County
Metcalfe County 169 Edmonton 1860 Barren County, Hart County, Green County, Adair County, Cumberland County and Monroe County Thomas Metcalfe, tenth Governor of Kentucky (1828–1832) &&&&&&&&&&010099.&&&&&010,099 &&&&&&&&&&&&0291.&&&&&0291 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0754.&&&&&0754 km²)
State map highlighting Metcalfe County
Monroe County 171 Tompkinsville 1820 Barren County and Cumberland County James Monroe, President of the United States (1817–1825) &&&&&&&&&&010963.&&&&&010,963 &&&&&&&&&&&&0331.&&&&&0331 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0857.&&&&&0857 km²)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County 173 Mount Sterling 1796 Clark County[6] Richard Montgomery (1736–1775), military general killed at the Battle of Quebec &&&&&&&&&&026499.&&&&&026,499 &&&&&&&&&&&&0199.&&&&&0199 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0515.&&&&&0515 km²)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Morgan County 175 West Liberty 1822 Bath County and Floyd County Daniel Morgan (1736–1802), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&013923.&&&&&013,923 &&&&&&&&&&&&0381.&&&&&0381 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0987.&&&&&0987 km²)
State map highlighting Morgan County
Muhlenberg County 177 Greenville 1798 Christian County and Logan County Peter Muhlenberg (1746–1807), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&031499.&&&&&031,499 &&&&&&&&&&&&0475.&&&&&0475 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01230.&&&&&01,230 km²)
State map highlighting Muhlenberg County
Nelson County 179 Bardstown 1784 Jefferson County Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1738–1789), signer of the Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&043437.&&&&&043,437 &&&&&&&&&&&&0423.&&&&&0423 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01096.&&&&&01,096 km²)
State map highlighting Nelson County
Nicholas County 181 Carlisle 1799 Mason County and Bourbon County George Nicholas (1743–1799), Revolutionary War colonel &&&&&&&&&&&07135.&&&&&07,135 &&&&&&&&&&&&0197.&&&&&0197 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0510.&&&&&0510 km²)
State map highlighting Nicholas County
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 &&&&&&&&&&023842.&&&&&023,842 &&&&&&&&&&&&0594.&&&&&0594 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01538.&&&&&01,538 km²)
State map highlighting Ohio County
Oldham County 185 La Grange 1823 Henry County, Jefferson County and Shelby County William Oldham (1753–1791), Revolutionary War colonel &&&&&&&&&&060316.&&&&&060,316 &&&&&&&&&&&&0189.&&&&&0189 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0490.&&&&&0490 km²)
State map highlighting Oldham County
Owen County 187 Owenton 1819 Franklin County, Gallatin County and Scott County Abraham Owen (1769–1811), killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe &&&&&&&&&&010841.&&&&&010,841 &&&&&&&&&&&&0352.&&&&&0352 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0912.&&&&&0912 km²)
State map highlighting Owen County
Owsley County 189 Booneville 1843 Breathitt County, Clay County, and Estill County William Owsley, Kentucky Secretary of State and later Governor of Kentucky (1844–1848) &&&&&&&&&&&04755.&&&&&04,755 &&&&&&&&&&&&0198.&&&&&0198 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0513.&&&&&0513 km²)
State map highlighting Owsley County
Pendleton County 191 Falmouth 1798 Campbell County and Bracken County Edmund Pendleton (1721–1803), member of the Continental Congress &&&&&&&&&&014877.&&&&&014,877 &&&&&&&&&&&&0280.&&&&&0280 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0725.&&&&&0725 km²)
State map highlighting Pendleton County
Perry County 193 Hazard 1820 Floyd County and Clay County Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819), Admiral in the War of 1812 &&&&&&&&&&028712.&&&&&028,712 &&&&&&&&&&&&0342.&&&&&0342 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0886.&&&&&0886 km²)
State map highlighting Perry County
Pike County 195 Pikeville 1821 Floyd County Zebulon Pike (1779–1813), western explorer and discoverer of Pike's Peak &&&&&&&&&&065024.&&&&&065,024 &&&&&&&&&&&&0788.&&&&&0788 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02041.&&&&&02,041 km²)
State map highlighting Pike County
Powell County 197 Stanton 1852 Clark County, Estill County, and Montgomery County Lazarus Whitehead Powell, nineteenth Governor of Kentucky (1851–1855) &&&&&&&&&&012613.&&&&&012,613 &&&&&&&&&&&&0180.&&&&&0180 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0466.&&&&&0466 km²)
State map highlighting Powell County
Pulaski County 199 Somerset 1798 Green County and Lincoln County Casimir Pulaski (1746–1779), Polish-born Revolutionary War soldier killed at the Battle of Savannah &&&&&&&&&&063063.&&&&&063,063 &&&&&&&&&&&&0662.&&&&&0662 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01715.&&&&&01,715 km²)
State map highlighting Pulaski County
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 (1828–1843) &&&&&&&&&&&02282.&&&&&02,282 &&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0259.&&&&&0259 km²)
State map highlighting Robertson County
Rockcastle County 203 Mount Vernon 1810 Lincoln County, Madison County, Knox County and Pulaski County Rockcastle River, the boundary between Rockcastle and Laurel County &&&&&&&&&&017056.&&&&&017,056 &&&&&&&&&&&&0318.&&&&&0318 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0824.&&&&&0824 km²)
State map highlighting Rockcastle County
Rowan County 205 Morehead 1856 Fleming County and Morgan County John Rowan, Congressman from Kentucky (1809–1811; 1825–1831)) &&&&&&&&&&023333.&&&&&023,333 &&&&&&&&&&&&0281.&&&&&0281 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0728.&&&&&0728 km²)
State map highlighting Rowan County
Russell County 207 Jamestown 1825 Adair County, Wayne County and Cumberland County William Russell (1758–1825), pioneer and state legislator &&&&&&&&&&017565.&&&&&017,565 &&&&&&&&&&&&0254.&&&&&0254 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0658.&&&&&0658 km²)
State map highlighting Russell County
Scott County 209 Georgetown 1792 Woodford County Charles Scott, Revolutionary war general and later Governor of Kentucky (1808–1812) &&&&&&&&&&047173.&&&&&047,173 &&&&&&&&&&&&0285.&&&&&0285 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0738.&&&&&0738 km²)
State map highlighting Scott County
Shelby County 211 Shelbyville 1792 Jefferson County Isaac Shelby, first Governor of Kentucky (1792–1796; 1812–1816) &&&&&&&&&&042074.&&&&&042,074 &&&&&&&&&&&&0384.&&&&&0384 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0995.&&&&&0995 km²)
State map highlighting Shelby County
Simpson County 213 Franklin 1819 Allen County, Logan County and Warren County John Simpson, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown &&&&&&&&&&017327.&&&&&017,327 &&&&&&&&&&&&0236.&&&&&0236 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0611.&&&&&0611 km²)
State map highlighting Simpson County
Spencer County 215 Taylorsville 1824 Nelson County, Shelby County, and Bullitt County Spears Spencer, military captain killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe &&&&&&&&&&017061.&&&&&017,061 &&&&&&&&&&&&0186.&&&&&0186 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0482.&&&&&0482 km²)
State map highlighting Spencer County
Taylor County 217 Campbellsville 1848 Green County Zachary Taylor, President of the United States (1849–1850) &&&&&&&&&&024512.&&&&&024,512 &&&&&&&&&&&&0270.&&&&&0270 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0699.&&&&&0699 km²)
State map highlighting Taylor County
Todd County 219 Elkton 1819 Logan County and Christian County John Todd (1750–1782), military colonel killed at the Battle of Blue Licks &&&&&&&&&&012460.&&&&&012,460 &&&&&&&&&&&&0376.&&&&&0376 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0974.&&&&&0974 km²)
State map highlighting Todd County
Trigg County 221 Cadiz 1820 Christian County and Caldwell County Stephen Trigg (1744–1782), military colonel killed at the Battle of Blue Licks &&&&&&&&&&014339.&&&&&014,339 &&&&&&&&&&&&0443.&&&&&0443 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01147.&&&&&01,147 km²)
State map highlighting Trigg County
Trimble County 223 Bedford 1837 Gallatin County, Henry County and Oldham County Robert Trimble, Associate Supreme Court Justice (1826–1828) &&&&&&&&&&&08809.&&&&&08,809 &&&&&&&&&&&&0149.&&&&&0149 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0386.&&&&&0386 km²)
State map highlighting Trimble County
Union County 225 Morganfield 1811 Henderson County Unanimous decision of the residents to united together and create a new county &&&&&&&&&&015007.&&&&&015,007 &&&&&&&&&&&&0345.&&&&&0345 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0894.&&&&&0894 km²)
State map highlighting Union County
Warren County 227 Bowling Green 1796 Logan County Joseph Warren (1741–1775), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&0113792.&&&&&0113,792 &&&&&&&&&&&&0545.&&&&&0545 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01412.&&&&&01,412 km²)
State map highlighting Warren County
Washington County 229 Springfield 1792 Jefferson County George Washington, President of the United States (1789–1797) &&&&&&&&&&011717.&&&&&011,717 &&&&&&&&&&&&0301.&&&&&0301 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0780.&&&&&0780 km²)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wayne County 231 Monticello 1800 Pulaski County and Cumberland County Anthony Wayne (1745–1796), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&020813.&&&&&020,813 &&&&&&&&&&&&0459.&&&&&0459 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01189.&&&&&01,189 km²)
State map highlighting Wayne County
Webster County 233 Dixon 1860 Henderson County, Hopkins County, and Union County Daniel Webster, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and United States Secretary of State (1841–1843; 1850–1852) &&&&&&&&&&013621.&&&&&013,621 &&&&&&&&&&&&0335.&&&&&0335 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0868.&&&&&0868 km²)
State map highlighting Webster County
Whitley County 235 Williamsburg 1818 Knox County William Whitley (1749–1813), Kentucky pioneer &&&&&&&&&&035637.&&&&&035,637 &&&&&&&&&&&&0440.&&&&&0440 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01140.&&&&&01,140 km²)
State map highlighting Whitley County
Wolfe County 237 Campton 1860 Breathitt County, Owsley County, and Powell County Nathaniel Wolfe (1808–1865), member of the Kentucky General Assembly &&&&&&&&&&&07355.&&&&&07,355 &&&&&&&&&&&&0223.&&&&&0223 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0578.&&&&&0578 km²)
State map highlighting Wolfe County
Woodford County 239 Versailles 1788 Fayette County William Woodford (1734–1780), Revolutionary War general &&&&&&&&&&024939.&&&&&024,939 &&&&&&&&&&&&0191.&&&&&0191 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0495.&&&&&0495 km²)
State map highlighting Woodford County

References[change | change source]

  • 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).