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Henry County, Kentucky

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Henry County
Henry County courthouse in New Castle
Henry County courthouse in New Castle
Map of Kentucky highlighting Henry County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°28′N 85°07′W / 38.46°N 85.12°W / 38.46; -85.12
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forPatrick Henry
SeatNew Castle
Largest cityEminence
 • Total291 sq mi (750 km2)
 • Land286 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Water4.8 sq mi (12 km2)  1.7%
 • Total15,678
 • Density54/sq mi (21/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 15,678.[1] Its county seat is New Castle, but its largest city is Eminence.[2] The county was founded in 1798.[3]

It was named for the statesman and governor of Virginia Patrick Henry.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Henry County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 138. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  4. "Henry County". Kyenc.org. Archived from the original on July 17, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  5. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 155.