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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

Trimble County, Kentucky

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Trimble County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 8,809.  The county was founded in 1837. The county seat is Bedford. Trimble county is named for Judge Robert Trimble.

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

Etymology - Origin of Trimble County Name

Robert Trimble (1777-1828), justice in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, United States district judge, and associate justice in the United States Supreme Court.


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Trimble County History

Trimble county was formed in 1837. This county is located in the Outer Bluegrass region of the state. In 2000 the county population was 8,125 in a land area of 148.85 square miles, an average of 54.6 people per square mile. The county seat is Bedford. Trimble is a prohibition or dry county.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 156 square miles (400 km2), of which 152 square miles (390 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (2.9%) is water. The elevation in the county ranges from 420 to 970 feet above sea level.

 Trimble county is located close to the center of Kentucky. Little Kentucky River flow through this county. This county is the fifth-smallest county in Kentucky by land area and fourth-smallest by total area. The county's western border with Indiana is formed by the Ohio River.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Carroll County
  • Southeast: Henry County
  • Southwest: Oldham County; Clark County, Ind.
  • Northwest: Jefferson County, Ind.


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