Russell County, Kentucky

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Russell County
Russell County courthouse in Jamestown
Russell County courthouse in Jamestown
Map of Kentucky highlighting Russell County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°59′N 85°04′W / 36.99°N 85.06°W / 36.99; -85.06
Country United States
State Kentucky
FoundedDecember 14, 1825
Named forWilliam Russell
Largest cityRussell Springs
 • Total283 sq mi (730 km2)
 • Land254 sq mi (660 km2)
 • Water29 sq mi (80 km2)  10%
 • Total17,991
 • Density64/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

Russell County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 17,991.[1] Its county seat is Jamestown.[2] It was formed on December 14, 1825.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Russell County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Russell County". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. 2000. Archived from the original on July 17, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2014.