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LaRue County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 14,193. Larue County was created
on March 4, 1843. The county seat is Hodgenville.
LaRue county is named after John LaRue, an early settler in this area.
LaRue County is included in the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Louisville/Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Madison, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area.
LaRue county is named for John LaRue (1746-1792), pioneer and settler.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Larue county was formed in 1843. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The county seat is Hodgenville, a city better known for being the birthplace of United States President Abraham Lincoln.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 264 square miles (680 km2), of which 262 square miles (680 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.8%) is water. In 2000 the county population was 13,373 in a land area of 263.20 square miles, an average of 50.8 people per square mile.
Larue county is located close to the center of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 421 to 1080 feet above sea level.
Bordering counties are as follows: