Webster County, Kentucky

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Webster County
Webster County Courthouse in Dixon
Webster County Courthouse in Dixon
Map of Kentucky highlighting Webster 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°31′N 87°41′W / 37.52°N 87.68°W / 37.52; -87.68
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1860
Named forDaniel Webster
SeatDixon
Largest cityProvidence
Area
 • Total336 sq mi (870 km2)
 • Land332 sq mi (860 km2)
 • Water3.7 sq mi (10 km2)  1.1%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total13,621
 • Estimate 
(2018)
13,111
 • Density41/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.webstercountyky.com

Webster County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,621.[1] Its county seat is Dixon.[2] The county was formed in 1860[3] and named for American statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852).[4] It is the southernmost county in the Evansville, IN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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. http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/formation.html
  4. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 37.