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Kentucky Counties


County Created Parent County County Seat Named After
County  Location
Map
County Coordinator
Adair 1801 Green  Columbia John Adair
8th Governor of Kentucky (1820-1824)
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Allen 1815 Barren and Warren Scottsville John Allen (1771-1813)
Hero of the Battle of Frenchtown in the War of 1812

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Anderson 1827 Franklin, Mercer and Washington Lawrenceburg Richard Clough Anderson  Jr.
Kentucky and United States Legislator
(1817 - 1821)

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Ballard 1842 Hickman and McCracken Wickliffe Bland Ballard (1761-1853)
Hero of the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin


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Barren 1798 Green and Warren Glasgow The Barrens: A region of Grassland in Kentucky
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Bath 1811 Montgomery Owingsville Medicinal spings located within the county
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Bell 1867 Knox and Harlen Pineville Joshua Fry Bell,
Kentucky legislator, (1862-1867)
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Boone 1798 Campbell Burlington Daniel Boone (1734-1820)
Frontiersman
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Bourbon 1785 Fayette Paris House of Bourbon  European Royal House
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Boyd 1860 Carter, Lawrence, Greenup Catlettsburg Linn Boyd
United States Congressman
(1835-1837, 1839-1855)
and
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1859



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Boyle 1842 Mercer and Lincoln Danville John Boyle Cheif
Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals (1810-1826_


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Bracken 1796 Campbell and Mason Brooksville


Breathitt 1839 Clay, Estill and Perry Jackson


Breckenridge 1799 Hardin Hardinsburg


Bullitt 1796 Jefferson and Nelson Shepherdsville


Butler 1810 Logan and Ohio Morgantown


Caldwell 1809 Livingston Murray


Calloway 1822 Hickman Murray


Campbell 1795 Harrison, Mason and Scott Alexandria and Newport


Carlisle 1886 Graves and Ballard Bardwell


Carroll 1838 Gallatin, Henry and Trimble Carrollton


Carter 1838 Greenup and Lawrence Grayson


Casey 1806 Lincoln Liberty


Christian 1797 Logan Hopkinsville


Clark 1792 Bourbon and Fayette Winchester


Clay 1806 Madison, Floyd and Knox Manchester


Clinton 1835 Wayne and Cumberland Albany


Crittenden 1842 Livingston Marion


Cumberland 1798 Green Burkesville


Daviess 1815 Ohio Ownesboro


Edmonson 1825 Grayson, Hart and Warren Brownsville


Elliott 1869 Carter, Lawrence, and Morgan Sandy Hook


Estill 1808 Clark and Madison Irvine


Fayette 1780 Kentucky Co., VA Lexington


Fleming 1798 Mason Flemingburg


Floyd 1799 Fleming, Mason, and Montgomery Prestonburg


Franklin 1794 Woodford, Mercer and Shelby Frankfort


Fulton 1845 Hickman Hickman


Gallatin 1798 Franklin and Shelby Warsaw


Garrad 1796 Madison, Lincoln and Mercer Lancaster


Grant 1820 Pendleton Williamstown


Graves 1823 Hickman Mayfield


Grayson 1810 Hardin and Ohio Leitchfield


Green 1792 Lincoln and Nelson Greensburg


Greenup 1803 Mason Greenup


Hancock 1828 Daviess, Ohio and Breckenridge Hawesville


Hardin 1792 Nelson Elizabethtown


Harlan 1819 Knox Harlan


Harrison 1793 Bourbon and Scott Cynthiana


Hart 1819 Hardin, Barren, Munfordville


Henderson 1798 Christian Henderson


Henry 1798 Shelby New Castle


Hickman 1821 Caldwell and Livingston Clinton


Hopkins 1806 Henderson Madisonville


Jackson 1858 Rockcastle, Madison, Owsley, Clay, Laurell
and Estill
McKee


Jefferson 1780 Kentucky County, VA Louisville


Jessamine 1798 Fayette Nicholasville


Johnson 1843 Morgan, Floyd, and Lawrence Paintsville


Kenton 1840 Campbell Covington, Independence


Knott 1884 Perry, Floyd, Letcher, Breathitt Hindman


Knox 1799 Lincoln Barbourville


LaRue 1843 Hardin Hodgenville


Laurel 1825 Whitley, Clay, Knox, and Rockcastle London


Lawrence 1821 Floyd and Greenup Louisa


Lee 1870 Owsley, Wolfe, Estill, and Breathitt Beattyville


Leslie 1878 Harlan, Perry, and Clay Hyden


Letcher 1842 Perry and Halan Whitesburg


Lewis 1806 Mason Vanceburg


Lincoln 1780 Kentucky Co, VA Stanford


Livingston 1798 Christian Smithland


Logan 1792 Lincoln Russellville


Lyon 1854 Caldwell Eddyville


Madison 1785 Lincoln Richmond


Magoffin 1860 Floyd, Morgan, and Johnson Salyersville


Marion 1834 Washington Lebanon


Marshall 1842 Calloway Benton


Martin 1870 Lawrence, Floyd, Johnson, and Pike Inez


Mason 1788 Bourbon Marysville


McCracken 1824 Hickman Paducah


McCreary 1912 Wayne, Whitley, and Pulaski Whitley City


McLean 1854 Muhlenberg, Ohio and Daviess Calhoun


Meade 1824 Hardin and Breckinridge Brandenburg


Menifee 1869 Powell, Wolfe, Cumberland, Green, and Barren Frenchburg


Mercer 1785 Lincoln Harrodsburg


Metcalfe 1860 Monroe, Barren, Adair, Cumberland, and Green Edmonton


Monroe 1820 Barren and Cumberland Tompkinsville


Montgomery 1796 Clark Mount Sterling


Morgan 1822 Floyd and Bath West Liberty


Muhlenberg 1798 Christian and Logan Greenville


Nelson 1784 Jefferson Bardstown


Nicholas 1799 Bourbon and Mason Carlisle


Ohio

1799 Hardin Hartford


Oldham 1823 Henry, Shelby, and Jefferson LaGrange


Owen 1819 Scott, Franklin, Gallatin and Pendelton Owenton


Owsley 1843 Clay, Estill, and Breathitt Booneville


Pendleton 1798 Bracken and Campbell Falmouth


Perry 1820 Clay and Floyd Hazard


Pike 1821 Floyd Pikeville


Powell 1852 Clark, Estill, and Montgomery Stanton


Pulaski 1798 Green and Lincoln Somerset


Robertson 1867 Nicholas, Bracken, Mason, Fleming, and Harrison Mount Olivet


Rockcastle 1810 Pulaski, Lincoln, Madison, and Knox Mount Vernon


Rowan 1856 Fleming and Morgan Morehead


Russell 1825 Cumberland, Adair, and Wayne Jamestown


Scott 1792 Woodford Georgetown


Shelby 1792 Jefferson Shelbyville


Simpson 1819 Allen, Logan, and Warren Franklin


Spencer 1824 Shelby, Bullit, and Nelson Taylorsville


Taylor 1848 Green Campbellsville


Todd 1819 Christian and Logan Elkton


Trigg 1820 Christian and Caldwell Cadiz


Trimble 1836 Henry, Oldham, and Gallatin Bedford


Union 1811 Henderson Morganfield


Warren 1796 Logan Bowling Green Gen. Joseph Warren of the Revolutionary War.
Warren County

Washington 1792 Nelson Springfield


Wayne 1800 Pulaski and Cumberland Monticello


Webster 1860 Hopkins, Union, and Henderson Dixon


Whitley 1818 Knox Williamsburg


Wolfe 1860 Owsely, Breathitt, Powell, and Morgan Campton


Woodford 1788 Fayette Versailles