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
SeatJamestown
Largest cityRussell Springs
Area
 • Total283 sq mi (730 km2)
 • Land254 sq mi (660 km2)
 • Water29 sq mi (80 km2)  10%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total17,565
 • Estimate 
(2018)
17,821
 • Density62/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.russellcountyky.com

Russell County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,565.[1] Its county seat is Jamestown.[2] It was formed on December 14, 1825.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Russell County". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. 2000. Retrieved August 23, 2014.