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Washington County, Kentucky

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Washington County
Washington County courthouse in Springfield
Washington County courthouse in Springfield
Map of Kentucky highlighting Washington 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°45′N 85°10′W / 37.75°N 85.17°W / 37.75; -85.17
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forGeorge Washington
Largest citySpringfield
 • Total301 sq mi (780 km2)
 • Land297 sq mi (770 km2)
 • Water3.9 sq mi (10 km2)  1.3%
 • Total12,027
 • Density40/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 2nd

Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 12,027.[1] Its county seat is Springfield.[2] The county is named for George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789–1797).[3] The county was formed in 1792.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Washington County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 37.
  4. Kentucky County Formation Chart Archived 2020-04-24 at the Wayback Machine, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, accessed June 2018.