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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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Woodford County, Kentucky

Woodford County Education, Geography, and HistoryWoodford County, Kentucky Courthouse

Woodford County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 24,939. Its county seat is Versailles.

Woodford County is part of the Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

Etymology - Origin of Woodford County Name

Gen. William Woodford, officer in the Continental Army.


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Woodford County History

The county was formed from a part of Fayette County, Virginia in 1788. It was the last of the original nine counties established that formed the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1792. Scott County was formed from part of the county in 1792. Franklin County took another part of the county in 1794.

It is located in the Inner Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 469 to 1000 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 23,208 in a land area of 190.68 square miles, an average of 121.7 people per square mile. The county seat is Versailles.

Geography: Land and Water

Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Woodford County, Kentucky
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 192 square miles (500 km2), of which 189 square miles (490 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (1.7%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Scott County
  • East: Fayette County
  • Southeast: Jessamine County
  • Southwest: Mercer County
  • West: Anderson County
  • Northwest: Franklin County


Huntertown Elementary
Northside Elementary
Southside Elementary
St. Leo's (Serves K-8/Private)
Simmons Elementary
Woodford County High School
Woodford County Middle School
Woodford Christian School K-5 (Private)
Midway University

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