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Edmonson County is a county located
in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 12,161. The county was created
in 1825. The county seat is
Brownsville. Edmonson county is named for Captain John
"Jack" Edmonson (1764-1813), who was killed at the Battle of Frenchtown
during the War of 1812.
Edmonson County is included in the Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Edmonson county is named for Captain John Edmonson (1764-1813), militia man, hero in the War of 1812. Captain Edmonson was one of those honored after the Battle of River Raisin.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Edmonson county was formed in 1826. It is located in the Pennyrile and Western Coal Field regions of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 412 to 900 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 11,644 in a land area of 302.62 square miles, an average of 38.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Brownsville. Most of Mammoth Cave National Park is within Edmonson county.
The sale of alcohol is currently prohibited in Edmonson County.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 308 square miles (800 km2), of which 303 square miles (780 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2) (1.7%) is water.
Edmonson county is located close to the center of Kentucky. Mammoth Cave National Park and Nolin Lake are located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows:
There are currently four public schools operating as part of the Edmonson County School System. They are Kyrock Elementary (in the Kyrock community in northern Edmonson County), South Edmonson Elementary (near the Chalybeate community in southern Edmonson County), the Edmonson County Fifth/Sixth Grade Center and Edmonson County Middle/High School (both in Brownsville).