Spencer County, Kentucky

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Spencer County
Spencer County Courthouse in Taylorsville
Spencer County Courthouse in Taylorsville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Spencer 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°02′N 85°19′W / 38.03°N 85.32°W / 38.03; -85.32
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1824
Named forSpier Spencer
SeatTaylorsville
Largest cityTaylorsville
Area
 • Total192 sq mi (500 km2)
 • Land187 sq mi (480 km2)
 • Water5.0 sq mi (13 km2)  2.6%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total17,061
 • Estimate 
(2018)
18,794
 • Density89/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts2nd, 4th
Websitewww.spencercountyky.gov

Spencer County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,061.[1] Its county seat is Taylorsville.[2] The county was formed in 1824[3] and named for Kentucky's Captain Spier Spencer, who fought and died in the Battle of Tippecanoe.[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 (2000). "The Kentucky Encyclopedia". www.kyenc.org. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  4. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 37.