Career College Search

Online Schools

Campus Schools


Have you begun your college search? Find a college that's right for you. Acess over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US.

Begin Now!



Kentucky Counties
Kentucky County map
Click Image to Enlarge

Kentucky Counties

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

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Spencer County, Kentucky

Spencer County Education, Geography, and HistorySpencer County, Kentucky Courthouse

Spencer County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 17,061. Its county seat is Taylorsville. The County was founded in 1824 and named for Spier Spencer.

Spencer County is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Spencer County Name

Capt. Spears Spencer, officer in the post-Revolutionary War Indian campaigns.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

Spencer County History

Spencer County was formed in January 1824, by the 32nd Kentucky General Assembly. The land that now makes up Spencer County was taken from Bullitt County, Shelby County, and Nelson County. Spencer County became Kentucky's 77th county.  It is located in the Outer Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 420 to 880 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 11,766 in a land area of 185.90 square miles, an average of 63.3 people per square mile. The county seat is Taylorsville.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 192 square miles (500 km2), of which 187 square miles (480 km2) is land and 5.0 square miles (13 km2) (2.6%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Shelby County
  • East: Anderson County
  • Southwest: Nelson County
  • West: Bullitt County
  • Northwest: Jefferson County

Education

The Spencer County Public Schools comprises six schools: Spencer County High School, Spencer County Middle School, Spencer County Elementary School, Taylorsville Elementary School, Hillview Academy, and Spencer County Preschool

Kentucky Colleges, Universities, & Schools
Compare More Colleges and Universities
Find the Right School

Find more schools to match to your needs.


County Resources
US Counties
Names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
Hunting for a new job? Get advice or search over 1.6 million jobs on the largest job site
Colleges & Universities
Colleges & Universities: Search or Browse over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US..

Find and Compare!

With access to over 8,500 schools to choose from!
Provides pricing transparency, scholarship information as well as numerous other key details on over 8,500 US colleges, universities and trade schools

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Support for eReferenceDesk
More information at
Support eReferenceDesk

Please click the "DONATE" button and enter the amount you wish to contribute:
PayPal