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Despite ranking 37th in size by area, Kentucky has 120 counties, third in the U.S. behind Texas's 254 and Georgia's 159.


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Christian County, Kentucky

Christian County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Hopkinsville
Year Organized: 1797
Square Miles: 721
Court House:

511 South Main Street
County Courthouse
Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2368

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Col. William Christian (1743-1786), secured Jefferson Co. (9,000 acres) for Revolutionary War service.

Demographics:

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County History

Christian county was formed in 1797. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 390 to 966 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 72,265 in a land area of 721.32 square miles, an average of 100.2 people per square mile. The county seat is Hopkinsville.

Neighboring Counties:

  • North: Hopkins County
  • Northeast: Muhlenberg County
  • East: Todd County
  • South: Montgomery County, Tenn.
  • Southwest: Stewart County, Tenn.; Trigg County
  • Northwest: Caldwell County
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"


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