Rockcastle County, Kentucky

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Rockcastle County
Rockcastle County courthouse in Mount Vernon
Rockcastle County courthouse in Mount Vernon
Map of Kentucky highlighting Rockcastle 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°22′N 84°19′W / 37.36°N 84.32°W / 37.36; -84.32
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forRockcastle River
SeatMount Vernon
Largest cityMount Vernon
 • Total318 sq mi (820 km2)
 • Land317 sq mi (820 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4 km2)  0.5%
 • Total16,037
 • Density50/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

Rockcastle County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 16,037.[1] Its county seat is Mount Vernon.[2] The county formed in 1810[3] and named for the Rockcastle River which runs through it.

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Rockcastle County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Rockcastle County". Archived from the original on 2019-07-17. Retrieved 2020-02-17.