Nelson County, Kentucky

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Nelson County
Nelson County Courthouse in Bardstown
Nelson County Courthouse in Bardstown
Map of Kentucky highlighting Nelson 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°48′N 85°28′W / 37.8°N 85.47°W / 37.8; -85.47
Country United States
State Kentucky
FoundedNovember 29, 1784
Named forThomas Nelson Jr.
Largest cityBardstown
 • Total424 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Land418 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Water6.6 sq mi (17 km2)  1.5%
 • Total46,738
 • Density110/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts2nd, 4th

Nelson County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 46,738.[1] Its county seat is Bardstown.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Nelson County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.