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Meade County
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    Meade County was formed in 1824. It is located in the northern region of the state on the Ohio River.  The elevation in the county ranges from 383 to 1000 feet above sea level. In 2000, the population was 26,349 in a land area of 324 square miles, an average of 81 people per square mile.  Brandenburg, Ky has been the seat of Meade County since 1825 and is located on the Ohio River. It was established in the early nineteenth century around the tavern and ferry of Solomon Brandenburg. The Brandenburg post office opened in 1826.  The county is named for James Meade, honored after the Battle of River Raisin.  In 1974 the town was near totally destroyed by a tornado.  The county population in 1990 was 24,170.

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Counties adjoining Meade Co.    

Breckinridge - Formed in 1800 from Hardin County

Bullitt - Formed in 1797 from Jefferson and Nelson Counties

Hardin - Formed 1793 from Nelson County

 

 
This web site is maintained by:

Tom Hembrey
County Coordinator

Anne Livingston
Assistant County Coordinator

Rob Patterson
Assistant County Coordinator


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"Meade County Courthouse"
Katrina Fitzgerald, Court Clerk
(270) 422-2152 
516 Fairway Drive
Brandenburg, KY 40108

 

Official Meade County Web Site
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Meade County Public Library
400 Library Place
Brandenburg, KY  40108-1045
(270) 422-2094


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