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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MagoffinCounty 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 countyseat is
Salyersville. Magoffin county is named for Beriah Magoffin who was Governor of
Etymology - Origin of Magoffin County Name
Magoffin county is named
for Beriah Magoffin (1815-1885), judge, senator, Kentucky Governor, and
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.
Geography: Land and Water
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.