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Magoffin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,333. Magoffin County was created on February 22, 1860. The county seat is Salyersville. Magoffin county is named for Beriah Magoffin who was Governor of Kentucky (1859-1862).
Magoffin county is named for Beriah Magoffin (1815-1885), judge, senator, Kentucky Governor, and lawyer.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Magoffin county was formed in 1860. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. In 2000 the county population was 13,332 in a land area of 309.44 square miles, an average of 43.1 people per square mile. The county seat is Salyersville.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 309 square miles (800 km2), of which 308 square miles (800 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.2%) is water.
Magoffin county is located in east Kentucky. This county is watered by Licking River. The elevation in the county ranges from 785 to 1640 feet above sea level.
Bordering counties are as follows: