List of counties in Kentucky

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Counties of Kentucky
Kentucky counties map.png
Location Commonwealth of Kentucky
Number 120
Populations 2,282 (Robertson) – 741,096 (Jefferson)
Areas 99 square miles (260 km2) (Gallatin) – 788 square miles (2,040 km2) (Pike)
Government County government

This is a list of the one hundred and twenty counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Despite ranking 37th in size by area, Kentucky has 120 counties; depending on definitions, this is either third or fourth among U.S. states. Texas has 254 counties and Georgia 159; Virginia has only 95 counties, but also has 38 independent cities that are not part of any county and deal directly with the state government, giving that state 133 county-level administrative units.[1] The original motivation for having so many counties was to ensure that residents in the days of poor roads and horseback travel could make a round trip from their home to the county seat and back in a single day, as well as being able to travel from one county seat to the next in the same fashion.[2] Later, however, politics began to play a part, with citizens who disagreed with the present county government simply petitioning the state to create a new county. The 1891 Kentucky Constitution placed stricter limits on county creation, stipulating that a new county:

  • must have a land area of at least 400 square miles (1036 km2);
  • must have a population of at least 12,000 people;
  • must not by its creation reduce the land area of an existing county to less than 400 square miles;
  • must not by its creation reduce the population of an existing county to fewer than 12,000 people;
  • must not create a county boundary line that passes within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of an existing county seat.

These regulations have reined in the proliferation of counties in Kentucky. Since the 1891 Constitution, only McCreary County has been created.[3]

Because today's largest county by area, Pike County, is 788 square miles (2,041 km2), it is now impossible to create a new county from a single existing county under the current constitution. Any county to be created in this manner will necessarily reduce the land area of the old county to less than 400 square miles (1,000 km2). It is still possible to form a new county from portions of more than one existing county; McCreary County was formed in this manner.

The largest city in Kentucky, Louisville, is a "consolidated local government" under KRS 67C. The second largest, Lexington, is an "urban-county government" under KRS 67A. Lexington and Fayette County are completely merged and there are no separate incorporated cities within the county. When the Louisville Metro government was formed, all incorporated cities in Jefferson County, apart from Louisville, retained their status as cities; however, the Louisville Metro Council is the main government for the entire county, and is elected by residents in all of Jefferson County. In both of these counties, while Lexington and Louisville city governments govern their respective counties, a county Fiscal Court (Kentucky's governing body for counties) is still elected, as demanded by Kentucky's Constitution.[citation needed]

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry; for Kentucky the codes start with 21 and are completed with the three digit county code. The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county.

Adair, Allen, Ballard, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Russell, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren and Webster counties are all in the Central Time Zone.

Anderson, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Bullitt, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Greenup, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knott, Knox, LaRue, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, McCreary, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, Trimble, Washington, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe and Woodford counties are all in the Eastern Time Zone.

Alphabetical list

County
FIPS County Code
[4]
County seat
[5]
Established
[5]
Origin
[2]
Etymology
[2]
Population
[6]
Area
[5]
Map
Adair County 001 Columbia 1802 Green County John Adair, eighth Governor of Kentucky (1820–24) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Adair County
Allen County 003 Scottsville 1815 Barren County and Warren County John Allen (1771–1813), hero of the Battle of Frenchtown in the War of 1812 Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Allen County
Anderson County 005 Lawrenceburg 1827 Franklin County, Washington County and Mercer County Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., Kentucky and United States legislator (1817–21) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Anderson County
Ballard County 007 Wickliffe 1842 Hickman County and McCracken County Bland Ballard (1761–1853), hero of the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Ballard County
Barren County 009 Glasgow 1798 Green County and Warren County The Barrens, a region of grassland in Kentucky Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Barren County
Bath County 011 Owingsville 1811 Montgomery County Medicinal springs located within the county Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Bath County
Bell County 013 Pineville 1867 Harlan County and Knox County Joshua Fry Bell, Kentucky legislator (1862–67) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Bell County
Boone County 015 Burlington 1798 Campbell County Daniel Boone (1734–1820), frontiersman Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Boone County
Bourbon County 017 Paris 1785 Fayette County House of Bourbon, European royal house Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Bourbon County
Boyd County 019 Catlettsburg 1860 Greenup County, Carter County and Lawrence County Linn Boyd, United States Congressman (1835–37; 1839–55) and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1859) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Boyd County
Boyle County 021 Danville 1842 Lincoln County and Mercer County John Boyle, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals (1810–26) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Boyle County
Bracken County 023 Brooksville 1796 Mason County and Campbell County William Bracken, trapper and frontiersman Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Bracken County
Breathitt County 025 Jackson 1839 Clay County, Perry County and Estill County John Breathitt, eleventh Governor of Kentucky (1832–34) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Breathitt County
Breckinridge County 027 Hardinsburg 1799 Hardin County John Breckinridge (1760–1806), Kentucky statesman and U.S. Senator Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Breckinridge County
Bullitt County 029 Shepherdsville 1796 Jefferson County and Nelson County Alexander Scott Bullitt, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1800–04) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Bullitt County
Butler County 031 Morgantown 1810 Logan County and Ohio County Richard Butler (1743–91), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Butler County
Caldwell County 033 Princeton 1809 Livingston County John Caldwell, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1804) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Caldwell County
Calloway County 035 Murray 1822 Hickman County Richard Callaway (1724–80), pioneer Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Calloway County
Campbell County 037 Alexandria
and Newport
1794 Harrison County, Mason County and Scott County John Campbell (1735–99), Revolutionary War colonel Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Campbell County
Carlisle County 039 Bardwell 1886 Hickman County John G. Carlisle, United States legislator (1877–89) and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Carlisle County
Carroll County 041 Carrollton 1838 Gallatin County, Trimble County, and Henry county Charles Carroll (1737–1832), last living signer of the Declaration of Independence Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Carroll County
Carter County 043 Grayson 1838 Greenup County and Lawrence County William Grayson Carter, Kentucky state senator (1834–38) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Carter County
Casey County 045 Liberty 1806 Lincoln County William Casey (1754–1816), Revolutionary War colonel Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Casey County
Christian County 047 Hopkinsville 1796 Logan County William Christian (1743–86), Revolutionary War soldier and founder of Louisville, Kentucky Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Christian County
Clark County 049 Winchester 1792 Bourbon County and Fayette County George Rogers Clark (1752–1818), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Clark County
Clay County 051 Manchester 1807 Madison County, Floyd County, and Knox County Green Clay (1757–1828), Revolutionary War general and western surveyor Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Clay County
Clinton County 053 Albany 1835 Cumberland County and Wayne County DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York (1817–23) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Clinton County
Crittenden County 055 Marion 1842 Livingston County[7] John Jordan Crittenden, seventeenth Governor of Kentucky (1848–50) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Crittenden County
Cumberland County 057 Burkesville 1798 Green County The Cumberland River, which flows through the county Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Cumberland County
Daviess County 059 Owensboro 1815 Ohio County Joseph Hamilton Daveiss (1774–1811), lawyer killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Daviess County
Edmonson County 061 Brownsville 1825 Hart County, Grayson County, and Warren County John Edmonson (1764–1813), military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Edmonson County
Elliott County 063 Sandy Hook 1869 Morgan County, Lawrence County, and Carter County John Milton Elliott (1820–85), U.S. Representative from Kentucky Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Elliott County
Estill County 065 Irvine 1808 Clark County and Madison County James Estill (1750–82), military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Estill County
Fayette County 067 Lexington 1780 One of three original Kentucky counties Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), French-born Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Fayette County
Fleming County 069 Flemingsburg 1798 Mason County John Fleming (1735–91), frontiersman and one of the county's original settlers Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Fleming County
Floyd County 071 Prestonsburg 1800 Fleming County, Montgomery County, and Mason County John Floyd (1750–83), surveyor and pioneer Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Floyd County
Franklin County 073 Frankfort 1794 Mercer County, Shelby County, and Woodford County Benjamin Franklin (1706–90), signer of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Founding Father Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Franklin County
Fulton County 075 Hickman 1845 Hickman County Robert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Fulton County
Gallatin County 077 Warsaw 1798 Franklin County and Shelby County Albert Gallatin, United States Secretary of the Treasury (1801–14) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Gallatin County
Garrard County 079 Lancaster 1796 Madison County, Lincoln County, and Mercer County[8] James Garrard, second Governor of Kentucky (1796–1804) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Garrard County
Grant County 081 Williamstown 1820 Pendleton County Samuel Grant (1762–89 or 94), John Grant (1754–1826), and Squire Grant (1764–1833), three of the county's earliest settlers Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Grant County
Graves County 083 Mayfield 1824 Hickman County Benjamin F. Graves (1771–1813), army major killed at the Battle of Frenchtown Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Graves County
Grayson County 085 Leitchfield 1810 Hardin County and Ohio County William Grayson (1740–90), aide to George Washington in the Revolutionary War and U.S. Senator from Virginia Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Grayson County
Green County 087 Greensburg 1792 Lincoln County and Nelson County Nathanael Greene (1742–86), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Green County
Greenup County 089 Greenup 1803 Mason County Christopher Greenup, third Governor of Kentucky (1804–08) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Greenup County
Hancock County 091 Hawesville 1829 Ohio County, Breckinridge County, and Daviess County John Hancock (1737–93), signer of the Declaration of Independence Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Hancock County
Hardin County 093 Elizabethtown 1792 Nelson County John Hardin (1753–92), pioneer Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Hardin County
Harlan County 095 Harlan 1819 Knox County Silas Harlan (1753–82), army major in the Battle of Blue Licks Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Harlan County
Harrison County 097 Cynthiana 1793 Bourbon County and Scott County Benjamin Harrison (1726–91), co-author of the Kentucky Constitution Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Harrison County
Hart County 099 Munfordville 1819 Hardin County and Barren County Nathaniel G. S. Hart (1784–1813), army major and lawyer captured at the Battle of Frenchtown Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Hart County
Henderson County 101 Henderson 1798 Christian County Richard Henderson (1734–85), founder of the Transylvania Company Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Henderson County
Henry County 103 New Castle 1798 Shelby County Patrick Henry (1736–99), Revolutionary War-era legislator and U.S. founding father Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Henry County
Hickman County 105 Clinton 1821 Christian County Paschal Hickman, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Hickman County
Hopkins County 107 Madisonville 1806 Henderson County Samuel Hopkins (1753–1819), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Hopkins County
Jackson County 109 McKee 1858 Madison County, Estill County, Owsley County, Clay County, Laurel County, and Rockcastle County Andrew Jackson, President of the United States (1829–37) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 111 Louisville 1780 One of three original Kentucky counties Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States (1801–09) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Jefferson County
Jessamine County 113 Nicholasville 1798 Fayette County Jessamine Creek, which contains a set of rapids that are the county's most well known natural feature Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Jessamine County
Johnson County 115 Paintsville 1843 Floyd County, Lawrence County, and Morgan County Richard Mentor Johnson, Vice President of the United States (1837–41) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Johnson County
Kenton County 117 Covington and Independence 1840 Campbell County Simon Kenton (1755–1836), pioneer Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Kenton County
Knott County 119 Hindman 1884 Perry County, Letcher County, Floyd County, and Breathitt County James Proctor Knott, twenty-ninth Governor of Kentucky (1883–87) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Knott County
Knox County 121 Barbourville 1799 Lincoln County Henry Knox, United States Secretary of War (1785–94) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Knox County
LaRue County 123 Hodgenville 1843 Hardin County John LaRue (1746–92), one of the county's original settlers and the grandfather of Governor John L. Helm Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting LaRue County
Laurel County 125 London 1825 Rockcastle County, Clay County, Knox County and Whitley County Mountain laurel trees that are prominent in the area Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Laurel County
Lawrence County 127 Louisa 1821 Greenup County and Floyd County James Lawrence (1781–1813), naval commander during the War of 1812 Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Lawrence County
Lee County 129 Beattyville 1870 Breathitt County, Estill County, Owsley County, and Wolfe County Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, Revolutionary War hero and Governor of Virginia Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Lee County
Leslie County 131 Hyden 1878 Clay County, Harlan County and Perry County Preston Leslie, twenty-sixth Governor of Kentucky (1871–75) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Leslie County
Letcher County 133 Whitesburg 1842 Perry County and Harlan County Robert P. Letcher, fifteenth Governor of Kentucky (1840–44) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Letcher County
Lewis County 135 Vanceburg 1806 Mason County Meriwether Lewis (1774–1809), explorer Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Lewis County
Lincoln County 137 Stanford 1780 One of three original Kentucky counties Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Lincoln County
Livingston County 139 Smithland 1799 Christian County Robert Livingston (1746–1813), one of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Livingston County
Logan County 141 Russellville 1792 Lincoln County Benjamin Logan (1742–1802), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Logan County
Lyon County 143 Eddyville 1854 Caldwell County Chittenden Lyon, United States Representative from Kentucky (1827–35) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Lyon County
McCracken County 145 Paducah 1825 Hickman County Virgil McCracken, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting McCracken County
McCreary County 147 Whitley City 1912 Pulaski County, Wayne County and Whitley County James McCreary, thirty-seventh Governor of Kentucky (1912–16) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting McCreary County
McLean County 149 Calhoun 1854 Daviess County, Muhlenberg County and Ohio County Alney McLean (1815–17; 1819–21), United States Representative from Kentucky Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting McLean County
Madison County 151 Richmond 1785 Lincoln County James Madison, President of the United States (1809–17) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Madison County
Magoffin County 153 Salyersville 1860 Floyd County, Johnson County and Morgan County Beriah Magoffin, twenty-first Governor of Kentucky (1859–62) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Magoffin County
Marion County 155 Lebanon 1834 Washington County Francis Marion (1732–95), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County 157 Benton 1842 Calloway County John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1801–35) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Marshall County
Martin County 159 Inez 1870 Floyd County, Johnson County, Pike County, and Lawrence County John P. Martin, United States Congressman from Kentucky (1845–47) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Martin County
Mason County 161 Maysville 1788 Bourbon County[9] George Mason (1725–92), statesman known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights" Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
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State map highlighting Mason County
Meade County 163 Brandenburg 1823 Breckinridge County and Hardin County James Meade, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Meade County
Menifee County 165 Frenchburg 1869 Bath County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Powell County and Wolfe County Richard H. Menefee, United States Congressman from Kentucky (1837–39) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Menifee County
Mercer County 167 Harrodsburg 1785 Lincoln County Hugh Mercer (1726–77), Revolutionary War hero who was killed at the Battle of Princeton Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Mercer County
Metcalfe County 169 Edmonton 1860 Barren County, Hart County, Green County, Adair County, Cumberland County and Monroe County Thomas Metcalfe, tenth Governor of Kentucky (1828–32) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Metcalfe County
Monroe County 171 Tompkinsville 1820 Barren County and Cumberland County James Monroe, President of the United States (1817–25) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County 173 Mount Sterling 1796 Clark County[10] Richard Montgomery (1736–75), military general killed at the Battle of Quebec Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Morgan County 175 West Liberty 1822 Bath County and Floyd County Daniel Morgan (1736–1802), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Morgan County
Muhlenberg County 177 Greenville 1798 Christian County and Logan County Peter Muhlenberg (1746–1807), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Muhlenberg County
Nelson County 179 Bardstown 1784 Jefferson County Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1738–89), signer of the Declaration of Independence Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Nelson County
Nicholas County 181 Carlisle 1799 Mason County and Bourbon County George Nicholas (1743–99), Revolutionary War colonel Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Nicholas County
Ohio County 183 Hartford 1798 Hardin County The Ohio River, which formed the county's northern border until the creation of Daviess and Hancock counties Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Ohio County
Oldham County 185 La Grange 1823 Henry County, Jefferson County and Shelby County William Oldham (1753–91), Revolutionary War colonel Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Oldham County
Owen County 187 Owenton 1819 Franklin County, Gallatin County and Scott County Abraham Owen (1769–1811), killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Owen County
Owsley County 189 Booneville 1843 Breathitt County, Clay County, and Estill County William Owsley, Kentucky Secretary of State and later Governor of Kentucky (1844–48) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Owsley County
Pendleton County 191 Falmouth 1798 Campbell County and Bracken County Edmund Pendleton (1721–1803), member of the Continental Congress Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Pendleton County
Perry County 193 Hazard 1820 Floyd County and Clay County Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819), Admiral in the War of 1812 Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Perry County
Pike County 195 Pikeville 1821 Floyd County Zebulon Pike (1779–1813), western explorer and discoverer of Pike's Peak Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Pike County
Powell County 197 Stanton 1852 Clark County, Estill County, and Montgomery County Lazarus Whitehead Powell, nineteenth Governor of Kentucky (1851–55) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Powell County
Pulaski County 199 Somerset 1798 Green County and Lincoln County Casimir Pulaski (1746–79), Polish-born Revolutionary War soldier killed at the Battle of Savannah Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Pulaski County
Robertson County 201 Mount Olivet 1867 Bracken County, Harrison County, Mason County, and Nicholas County George Robertson, chief justice of the Kentucky court of appeals (1828–43) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Robertson County
Rockcastle County 203 Mount Vernon 1810 Lincoln County, Madison County, Knox County and Pulaski County Rockcastle River, the boundary between Rockcastle and Laurel County Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Rockcastle County
Rowan County 205 Morehead 1856 Fleming County and Morgan County John Rowan, Congressman from Kentucky (1809–11; 1825–31)) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Rowan County
Russell County 207 Jamestown 1825 Adair County, Wayne County and Cumberland County William Russell (1758–1825), pioneer and state legislator Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Russell County
Scott County 209 Georgetown 1792 Woodford County Charles Scott (Governor of Kentucky), Revolutionary war general and later Governor of Kentucky (1808–12) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Scott County
Shelby County 211 Shelbyville 1792 Jefferson County Isaac Shelby, first Governor of Kentucky (1792–96; 1812–16) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Shelby County
Simpson County 213 Franklin 1819 Allen County, Logan County and Warren County John Simpson, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Simpson County
Spencer County 215 Taylorsville 1824 Nelson County, Shelby County, and Bullitt County Spier Spencer, military captain killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Spencer County
Taylor County 217 Campbellsville 1848 Green County Zachary Taylor, President of the United States (1849–50) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Taylor County
Todd County 219 Elkton 1819 Logan County and Christian County John Todd (1750–82), military colonel killed at the Battle of Blue Licks Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Todd County
Trigg County 221 Cadiz 1820 Christian County and Caldwell County Stephen Trigg (1744–82), military colonel killed at the Battle of Blue Licks Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Trigg County
Trimble County 223 Bedford 1837 Gallatin County, Henry County and Oldham County Robert Trimble, Associate Supreme Court Justice (1826–28) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Trimble County
Union County 225 Morganfield 1811 Henderson County Unanimous decision of the residents to unite together and create a new county Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Union County
Warren County 227 Bowling Green 1796 Logan County Joseph Warren (1741–75), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Warren County
Washington County 229 Springfield 1792 Jefferson County George Washington, President of the United States (1789–97) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wayne County 231 Monticello 1800 Pulaski County and Cumberland County Anthony Wayne (1745–96), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Wayne County
Webster County 233 Dixon 1860 Henderson County, Hopkins County, and Union County Daniel Webster, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and United States Secretary of State (1841–43; 1850–52) Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Webster County
Whitley County 235 Williamsburg 1818 Knox County William Whitley (1749–1813), Kentucky pioneer Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Whitley County
Wolfe County 237 Campton 1860 Breathitt County, Owsley County, and Powell County Nathaniel Wolfe (1808–65), member of the Kentucky General Assembly Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Wolfe County
Woodford County 239 Versailles 1788 Fayette County William Woodford (1734–80), Revolutionary War general Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". sq mi
(Script error: No such module "Number table sorting". km2)
State map highlighting Woodford County

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Fulton County, Kentucky Hickman County, Kentucky Carlisle County, Kentucky Ballard County, Kentucky Graves County, Kentucky McCracken County, Kentucky Livingston County, Kentucky Marshall County, Kentucky Calloway County, Kentucky Trigg County, Kentucky Lyon County, Kentucky Crittenden County, Kentucky Caldwell County, Kentucky Christian County, Kentucky Hopkins County, Kentucky Webster County, Kentucky Union County, Kentucky Henderson County, Kentucky Daviess County, Kentucky McLean County, Kentucky Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Todd County, Kentucky Hancock County, Kentucky Ohio County, Kentucky Butler County, Kentucky Warren County, Kentucky Logan County, Kentucky Simpson County, Kentucky Allen County, Kentucky Breckinridge County, Kentucky Grayson County, Kentucky Edmonson County, Kentucky Meade County, Kentucky Hardin County, Kentucky Hart County, Kentucky Barren County, Kentucky LaRue County, Kentucky Monroe County, Kentucky Metcalfe County, Kentucky Green County, Kentucky Bullitt County, Kentucky Jefferson County, Kentucky Spencer County, Kentucky Nelson County, Kentucky Cumberland County, Kentucky Washington County, Kentucky Marion County, Kentucky Taylor County, Kentucky Adair County, Kentucky Clinton County, Kentucky Wayne County, Kentucky Russell County, Kentucky McCreary County, Kentucky Pulaski County, Kentucky Casey County, Kentucky Lincoln County, Kentucky Boyle County, Kentucky Garrard County, Kentucky Mercer County, Kentucky Anderson County, Kentucky Shelby County, Kentucky Oldham County, Kentucky Woodford County, Kentucky Jessamine County, Kentucky Franklin County, Kentucky Carroll County, Kentucky Henry County, Kentucky Trimble County, Kentucky Campbell County, Kentucky Kenton County, Kentucky Boone County, Kentucky Gallatin County, Kentucky Owen County, Kentucky Scott County, Kentucky Fayette County, Kentucky Grant County, Kentucky Whitley County, Kentucky Rockcastle County, Kentucky Laurel County, Kentucky Knox County, Kentucky Clay County, Kentucky Bell County, Kentucky Owsley County, Kentucky Harlan County, Kentucky Letcher County, Kentucky Perry County, Kentucky Leslie County, Kentucky Pike County, Kentucky Knott County, Kentucky Breathitt County, Kentucky Jackson County, Kentucky Lee County, Kentucky Estill County, Kentucky Madison County, Kentucky Pendleton County, Kentucky Magoffin County, Kentucky Floyd County, Kentucky Wolfe County, Kentucky Powell County, Kentucky Clark County, Kentucky Bourbon County, Kentucky Montgomery County, Kentucky Harrison County, Kentucky Bracken County, Kentucky Robertson County, Kentucky Fleming County, Kentucky Nicholas County, Kentucky Bath County, Kentucky Menifee County, Kentucky Mason County, Kentucky Martin County, Kentucky Lawrence County, Kentucky Johnson County, Kentucky Morgan County, Kentucky Lewis County, Kentucky Greenup County, Kentucky Rowan County, Kentucky Elliott County, Kentucky Carter County, Kentucky Boyd County, KentuckyMap of Kentucky's counties
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See also

Notes

  1. "How Many Counties are in Your State?". Click and Learn. Retrieved August 26, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Counties". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Fiscal Court". County Government in Kentucky: Informational Bulletin No. 115. Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. 1996.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA. Retrieved April 9, 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 National Association of Counties. "NACo – Find a county". Retrieved July 22, 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Kentucky QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (2015 Census Estimate)
  7. "History of Crittenden County, Kentucky and The Crittenden Press, published since 1879". The Crittenden Press. Retrieved January 26, 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "About Garrard County". Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. Retrieved January 26, 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Welcome to Mason County, Kentucky". Retrieved January 26, 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Montgomery County, Kentucky Genealogy". Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. Retrieved January 26, 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Kleber, John E.; Thomas D. Clark; Lowell H. Harrison; James C. Klotter (1992). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (Main reference for data in the list, unless otherwise noted).

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