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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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Taylor County, Kentucky

Taylor County Education, Geography, and HistoryTaylor County, Kentucky Courthouse

Taylor County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 24,512. Its county seat is Campbellsville. The county was formed in 1848 and named for General Zachary Taylor, who would later serve as President of the United States. Taylor is a moist county in that selected restaurants can serve alcoholic beverages. Taylor County was the 100th county created by Kentucky.

The Campbellsville, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Taylor County.

Etymology - Origin of Taylor County Name

Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), hero of the Mexican war, and President of the United States

Demographics:

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Taylor County History

Taylor county was formed in 1848. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 570 to 1200 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 22,927 in a land area of 269.83 square miles, an average of 85.0 people per square mile. The county seat is Campbellsville.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 277 square miles (720 km2), of which 266 square miles (690 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (3.8%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Marion County
  • East: Casey County
  • South: Adair County
  • Southwest: Green County
  • Northwest: Larue County

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