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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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Lewis County, Kentucky

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Lewis County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,870. Lewis County was created on December 2, 1806. The county seat is Vanceburg. Lewis county is named for Meriwether Lewis.

Etymology - Origin of Lewis County Name

Lewis county is named for Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), explorer and Territorial Governor of Louisiana.


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Lewis County History

Lewis county was formed in 1807. It is located in the Outer Bluegrass and Eastern Coal Field regions of the state. In 2000 the county population was 14,092 in a land area of 484.49 square miles, an average of 29.1 people per square mile. The county seat is Vanceburg.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 495 square miles (1,280 km2), of which 483 square miles (1,250 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (2.5%) is water.

 Lewis county is located in northeast Kentucky. The county's northern border with Ohio is formed by the Ohio River. The elevation in the county ranges from 485 to 1400 feet above sea level. Part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Adams County, Ohio
  • Northeast: Scioto County, Ohio
  • East: Greenup County
  • Southeast: Carter County
  • South: Rowan County
  • Southwest: Fleming County
  • West: Mason County


The residents of Lewis County are served by the Lewis County School District. The main complex is located west of Vanceburg on KY 10.

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