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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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Metcalfe County, Kentucky

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Metcalfe County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 10,099.] Its county seat is Edmonton. The county was founded in May 1860 and named for Thomas Metcalfe, Governor of Kentucky from 1828-32. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Metcalfe County is part of the Glasgow, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Bowling Green-Glasgow, KY Combined Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Metcalfe County Name

Thomas Metcalfe (1780-1855), stonemason, Kentucky representative, officer in the War of 1812, Kentucky governor.

Demographics:

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Metcalfe County History

Metcalfe county was formed in 1860. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 560 to 1120 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 10,037 in a land area of 290.90 square miles, an average of 34.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Edmonton.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 291 square miles (750 km2), of which 290 square miles (750 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.5%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Green County
  • Northeast: Adair County
  • Southeast: Cumberland County
  • Southwest: Monroe County
  • West: Barren County
  • Northwest: Hart County

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