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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

Mason County, Kentucky

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Mason County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 17,490.  Mason County was created on November 5, 1788. The county seat is Maysville. Mason county is named for George Mason, a Virginia delegate to the United States Constitutional Convention, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights".[

Mason County comprises the Maysville, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH-KY-IN Combined Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Mason County Name

Mason county is named for George Mason (1725-1792), American patriot, statesman and a Virginia delegate to the United States Constitutional Convention, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights".


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Mason County History

Mason county was formed in 1789. It is located in the Outer Bluegrass region of the state. In 2000 the county population was 16,800 in a land area of 241.11 square miles, an average of 69.7 people per square mile. The county seat is Maysville.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 246 square miles (640 km2), of which 240 square miles (620 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km2) (2.6%) is water.

Mason county is located in northeast Kentucky. The county's northern border with Ohio is formed by the Ohio River. The elevation in the county ranges from 485 to 1000 feet above sea level.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Brown County, Ohio
  • Northeast: Adams County, Ohio
  • East: Lewis County
  • Southeast: Fleming County
  • Southwest: Robertson County
  • Northwest: Bracken County


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