Madison County, Kentucky

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Madison County
Madison County Courthouse in Richmond
Madison County Courthouse in Richmond
Map of Kentucky highlighting Madison County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°43′N 84°17′W / 37.72°N 84.28°W / 37.72; -84.28
Country United States
State Kentucky
FoundedDecember 15, 1785
Named forJames Madison
Largest cityRichmond
 • Total443 sq mi (1,150 km2)
 • Land437 sq mi (1,130 km2)
 • Water6.0 sq mi (16 km2)  1.3%
 • Total92,701
 • Density210/sq mi (81/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th

Madison County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 92,701.[1] Its county seat is Richmond.[2] The county is named for Virginia statesman James Madison, who later became the fourth President of the United States.[3]

In 1785, Madison County was formed from a part of Lincoln County, Virginia.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Madison 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. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 36.
  4. Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26.
  5. "Madison County". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. 2000. Archived from the original on July 17, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2014.