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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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Robertson County, Kentucky

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Robertson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 2,282. Its county seat is Mount Olivet, Kentucky. The county is named for George Robertson, a Kentucky Congressman from 1817 to 1821. Robertson is a prohibition or dry county. It is the smallest county by both population and total area in Kentucky.

Etymology - Origin of Robertson County Name

George Robertson (1790-1874), a judge and member of Congress

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Robertson County History

Robertson County was formed on February 11, 1867 from portions of Bracken County, Harrison County, Mason County and Nicholas County.
It is located in the Outer Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 550 to 1009 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 2,266 in a land area of 100.07 square miles, an average of 22.6 people per square mile. The county seat is Mount Olivet. It is the least populous county in the state.

Geography

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 100 square miles (260 km2), of which 100 square miles (260 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.2%) is water. It is commonly thought to be the smallest county in Kentucky, however the smallest by land area is Gallatin County.

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