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120 Counties
County Parent County/Counties Date Effective County Seat
Adair Green 4/1/1802 Columbia
Allen Barren, Warren 4/1/1815 Scottsville
Anderson Franklin, Mercer, Washington 2/1/1827 Lawrenceburg
Ballard Hickman, McCracken 5/23/1842 Wickliffe
Barren Green, Warren 5/10/1799 Glasgow
Bath Montgomery 2/4/1811 Owingsville
Bell Harlan, Knox 8/1/1867 Pineville
Boone Campbell 6/1/1799 Burlington
Bourbon Fayette 5/1/1786 Paris
Boyd Carter, Greenup, Lawrence 5/1/1860 Catlettsburg
Boyle Lincoln, Mercer 3/1/1842 Danville
Bracken Campbell, Mason 6/1/1797 Brooksville
Breathitt Clay, Estill, Perry 4/1/1839 Jackson
Breckinridge Hardin 1/1/1800 Hardinsburg
Bullitt Jefferson, Nelson 1/1/1797 Shepherdsville
Butler Logan, Ohio 5/1/1810 Morgantown
Caldwell Livingston 5/1/1809 Princeton
Calloway Hickman 1/25/1823 Murray
Campbell Harrison, Mason, Scott 5/10/1795 AlexandriaNewport
Carlisle Ballard 5/3/1886 Bardwell
Carroll Gallatin, Henry, Trimble 3/1/1838 Carrollton
Carter Greenup, Lawrence 5/1/1838 Grayson
Casey Lincoln 5/4/1807 Liberty
Christian Logan 3/1/1797 Hopkinsville
Clark Bourbon, Fayette 2/1/1793 Winchester
Clay Floyd, Knox, Madison 4/1/1807 Manchester
Clinton Cumberland, Wayne 4/1/1836 Albany
Crittenden Livingston 4/1/1842 Marion
Cumberland Green 7/1/1799 Burkesville
Daviess Ohio 6/1/1815 Owensboro
Edmonson Grayson, Hart, Warren 2/1/1825 Brownsville
Elliott Carter, Lawrence, Morgan 4/1/1869 Sandy Hook
Estill Clark, Madison 4/1/1808 Irvine
Fayette Kentucky 11/1/1780 Lexington
Fleming Mason 3/1/1798 Flemingsburg
Floyd Fleming, Mason, Montgomery 6/1/1800 Prestonsburg
Franklin Mercer, Shelby, Woodford 5/10/1795 Frankfort
Fulton Hickman 4/1/1845 Hickman
Gallatin Franklin, Shelby 5/13/1799 Warsaw
Garrard Lincoln, Madison, Mercer 6/1/1797 Lancaster
Grant Pendleton 4/1/1820 Williamstown
Graves Hickman 1/15/1824 Mayfield
Grayson Hardin, Ohio 4/1/1810 Leitchfield
Green Lincoln, Nelson 1/1/1793 Greensburg
Greenup Mason 2/1/1804 Greenup
Hancock Breckinridge, Daviess, Ohio 3/23/1829 Hawesville
Hardin Nelson 2/20/1793 Elizabethtown
Harlan Knox 4/1/1819 Harlan
Harrison Bourbon, Scott 2/1/1794 Cynthiana
Hart Hardin, Barren 4/1/1819 Munfordville
Henderson Christian 5/15/1799 Henderson
Henry Shelby 6/1/1799 New Castle
Hickman Caldwell, Livingston 1/15/1822 Clinton
Hopkins Henderson 5/1/1807 Madisonville
Jackson Clay, Estill, Laurel, Owsley, Madison, Rockcastle 4/25/1858 McKee
Jefferson Kentucky 11/1/1780 Louisville
Jessamine Fayette 2/1/1799 Nicholasville
Johnson Floyd, Lawrence, Morgan 4/1/1843 Paintsville
Kenton Campbell 4/30/1840 IndependenceCovington
Knott Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher, Perry 5/15/1884 Hindman
Knox Lincoln 6/2/1800 Barbourville
Larue Hardin 3/1/1843 Hodgenville
Laurel Clay, Knox, Rockcastle, Whitley 2/13/1826 London
Lawrence Floyd, Greenup 2/11/1822 Louisa
Lee Breathitt, Estill, Owsley, Wolfe 3/1/1870 Beattyville
Leslie Clay, Harlan, Perry 4/15/1878 Hyden
Letcher Perry, Harlan 4/1/1842 Whitesburg
Lewis Mason 4/1/1807 Vanceburg
Lincoln Kentucky 11/1/1780 Stanford
Livingston Christian 5/21/1799 Smithland
Logan Lincoln 9/1/1792 Russellville
Lyon Caldwell 4/1/1854 Eddyville
Madison Lincoln 8/1/1786 Richmond
Magoffin Floyd, Johnson, Morgan 4/25/1860 Salyersville
Marion Washington 3/1/1834 Lebanon
Marshall Calloway 6/1/1842 Benton
Martin Floyd, Johnson, Lawrence, Pike 9/1/1870 Inez
Mason Bourbon 5/1/1789 Maysville
McCracken Hickman 1/15/1825 Paducah
McCreary Pulaski, Wayne, Whitley 3/12/1912 Whitley City
McLean Daviess, Muhlenberg, Ohio 5/8/1854 Calhoun
Meade Breckinridge, Hardin 3/22/1824 Brandenburg
Menifee Bath, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell, Wolfe 5/1/1869 Frenchburg
Mercer Lincoln 8/1/1786 Harrodsburg
Metcalfe Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Green, Monroe 5/7/1860 Edmonton
Monroe Barren, Cumberland 4/1/1820 Tompkinsville
Montgomery Clark 3/1/1797 Mount Sterling
Morgan Bath, Floyd 3/10/1823 West Liberty
Muhlenberg Christian, Logan 5/15/1799 Greenville
Nelson Jefferson 1/1/1785 Bardstown
Nicholas Bourbon, Mason 6/1/1800 Carlisle
Ohio Hardin 7/1/1799 Hartford
Oldham Henry, Jefferson, Shelby 2/1/1824 LaGrange
Owen Franklin, Gallatin, Scott, Pendleton 4/1/1819 Owenton
Owsley Breathitt, Clay, Estill 6/1/1843 Booneville
Pendleton Bracken, Campbell 5/10/1799 Falmouth
Perry Clay, Floyd 2/26/1821 Hazard
Pike Floyd 3/1/1822 Pikeville
Powell Clark, Estill, Montgomery 5/10/1852 Stanton
Pulaski Green, Lincoln 6/1/1799 Somerset
Robertson Bracken, Harrison, Mason, Nicholas 8/1/1867 Mount Olivet
Rockcastle Knox, Lincoln, Madison, Pulaski 4/1/1810 Mount Vernon
Rowan Fleming, Morgan 5/1/1856 Morehead
Russell Adair, Cumberland, Wayne 4/1/1826 Jamestown
Scott Woodford 9/1/1792 Georgetown
Shelby Jefferson 9/1/1792 Shelbyville
Simpson Allen, Logan, Warren 4/1/1819 Franklin
Spencer Bullitt, Nelson, Shelby 1/15/1824 Taylorsville
Taylor Green 3/1/1848 Campbellsville
Todd Christian, Logan 4/1/1820 Elkton
Trigg Caldwell, Christian 4/1/1820 Cadiz
Trimble Gallatin, Henry, Oldham 4/1/1837 Bedford
Union Henderson 5/1/1811 Morganfield
Warren Logan 3/1/1797 Bowling Green
Washington Nelson 9/1/1792 Springfield
Wayne Cumberland, Pulaski 3/1/1801 Monticello
Webster Henderson, Hopkins, Union 7/1/1860 Dixon
Whitley Knox 4/1/1818 Williamsburg
Wolfe Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley, Powell 7/1/1860 Campton
Woodford Fayette 5/1/1789 Versailles