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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

Robertson County, Kentucky

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Robertson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 2,282. Robertson County was formed on February 11, 1867. The county seat is Mount Olivet, Kentucky. The county is named for George Robertson, a Kentucky Congressman from 1817 to 1821.

Etymology - Origin of Robertson County Name

George Robertson (1790-1874), a judge and member of Congress.


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Robertson County History

Robertson County was formed on February 11, 1867 from portions of Bracken County, Harrison County, Mason County and Nicholas County.
The county is located in the Outer Bluegrass region of the state.  In 2000 the county population was 2,266 in a land area of 100.07 square miles, an average of 22.6 people per square mile. The county seat is Mount Olivet. This couty is the least populous county in the state. Robertson is a prohibition or dry county and is the smallest county by both population and total area in Kentucky.


As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 100 square miles (260 km2), of which 100 square miles (260 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.2%) is water. The elevation in the county ranges from 550 to 1009 feet above sea level.

 Robertson county is located in northeast Kentucky in the middle of the Licking River and Bluegrass regions of the state. This county is commonly thought to be the smallest county in Kentucky, however the smallest by land area is Gallatin County.


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