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Bracken County is a county located
in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 8,488. Bracken County was created
on December 14, 1796. The county seat
is Brooksville. The county is named in honor of William
Bracken, trapper and frontiersman.
Bracken County is included in the Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Bracken County received its name from Big and Little Bracken creeks, which were named after John Bracken. Bracken was a famed pioneer, hunter and Indian fighter.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Bracken county was formed in 1797, named after two creeks, the Big and Little Bracken, which in turn were named for William Bracken, an 18th-century explorer and surveyor who visited the area in 1773. He was later killed by Indians during the Northwest Indian War.
It is located in the Outer Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 455 to 980 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 8,279 in a land area of 203.22 square miles, an average of 40.7 people per square mile. The county seat is Brooksville.
Bracken was the birthplace of John Gregg Fee, founder of Berea College and Kentucky's most noted abolitionist. He was a graduate of Augusta College and Lane Theological Seminary. In 1822 Augusta College was founded as the first Methodist college in the world.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 209 square miles (540 km2), of which 206 square miles (530 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (1.6%) is water.
Bracken county is located in northeast Kentucky. The county in located on the Ohio River.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Augusta Independent Schools in Augusta
Saint Augustine Elementary School in Augusta
Bracken County Schools in Brooksville