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Menifee County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 6,306, making it the
fifth-least populous county in Kentucky. Menifee county was
created on May 29, 1869. The county seat is
Frenchburg. The county is named for Richard Hickman Menefee, United States
Congressman, although the spelling has changed.
Menifee County is part of the Mount Sterling, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Lexington-Fayette-Richmond-Frankfort, KY Combined Statistical Area.
Menifee county is named for Richard Hickman Menefee (1809-1841), lawyer, legislator and United States Congressman.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Menifee County was formed on May 29, 1869, from portions of Bath, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell, and Wolfe counties. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. In 2000 the county population was 6,556 in a land area of 203.90 square miles, an average of 32.2 people per square mile. The county seat is Frenchburg. It is a prohibition or dry county.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 206 square miles (530 km2), of which 204 square miles (530 km2) is land
and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (1.1%) is water.
Menifee county is located in east Kentucky. This county is mountainous and greatly forested. Much of the land is within Daniel Boone National Forest. Only about 10% of the county's land is in cultivated farms. The county is located in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau. The elevation in the county ranges from 670 to 1428 feet above sea level.
Bordering counties are as follows: