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Kentucky has one hundred and twenty counties, third in the US behind Texas's (254) and Georgia's (159.) Washington County was the first county formed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky when it reached statehood, and the sixteenth county formed

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Garrard County, Kentucky

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Garrard County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 16,912. Garrard County was created on December 17, 1796. The county seat is Lancaster. The county is named in honor of James Garrard, second Governor of Kentucky (1796–1804).

Etymology - Origin of Garrard County Name

Garrard county is named in honor of James Garrard, second Governor of Kentucky (1796–1804).

Demographics:

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Garrard County History

Garrard County was formed in 1796 from parts of Lincoln County, Madison County and Mercer County.  It is located in the Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 514 to 1400 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 14,792 in a land area of 231.21 square miles, an average of 64.0 people per square mile. The county seat is Lancaster.

This county is a prohibition or dry county but Lancaster is wet.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 234 square miles (610 km2), of which 230 square miles (600 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2) (1.7%) is water.

Garrard county is located close to the center of Kentucky. Herrington Lake is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Jessamine County
  • Northeast: Madison County
  • Southeast: Rockcastle County
  • Southwest: Lincoln County
  • West: Boyle County
  • Northwest: Mercer County

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