Shelby County, Kentucky

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Shelby County
Former Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville
Former Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Shelby County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°13′N 85°11′W / 38.22°N 85.19°W / 38.22; -85.19
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1792
Named forIsaac Shelby
SeatShelbyville
Largest cityShelbyville
Area
 • Total386 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Land380 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Water6.0 sq mi (16 km2)  1.6%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total42,074
 • Estimate 
(2018)
48,518
 • Density110/sq mi (42/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.shelbycountykentucky.com

Shelby County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,074.[1] Its county seat is Shelbyville.[2] The county was formed in 1792[3] and named for Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky.[4]

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. E., Kleber, John; Kentucky, University Press of; Policy, Institute for Regional Analysis and Public; Library, Camden-Carroll; University, Morehead State (7 April 2018). "The Kentucky Encyclopedia". www.kyenc.org. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 37.