1850 Counties of Kentucky

County Description Area in sq miles Courts held at Pop in 1850
Adair southern part 800 Columbia 9,898
Allen southern part, water by Big Barren branch of Green river 400 Scottsville 8,999
Anderson central part, on west side of Kentucky river, drained by Salt river 170 Lawrenceburgh 6,260
Ballard in western most part, on south side of Ohio river, crossed by Mayfield creek 375 Columbus 5,496
Barren in southernly part 900 Glasgow 20,940
Boone extreme north, south side of Ohio river 300 Burlington 11,125
Bourbon northern part, between KY & Licking rivers 176 Paris 14,406
Boyle central part, on SW side of Dick's river 175 Danville 9,116
Bracken north boundary of PA, crossed by Susquehanna river 1,330 Towanda 42,829
Breathitt east part, crossed by north fork of KY river 700 Breathitt 3.785
Breckenridge northern boundary, on south side of Ohio river 760 Hardensburgh 10.593
Bullitt northern part, on northeastern side of Salt river 300 Shepnerdsville 6,774
Butler southwest part, crossed by Green river 570 Morgantown 5,754
Caldwell southwest part, on east side of Tennessee river & crossed by Cumberland river 600 Princeton 13,048
Callaway southern boundary, on west side of Tennessee river 600 Wadesborough 8,096
Campbell north boundary, on southern side of Ohio river 260 Newport 13,127
Carroll north boundary, south side of Ohio river 140 Carrollton 5,526
Carter northeast boundary, west side of Big Sandy river 800 Grayson 6,241
Casey central part 448 Liberty 6,556
Christian southern boundary 621 Hopkinsville 9,580
Clarke northeast part, north side of Kentucky river 300 Winchester 12,683
Clay southeast part 880 Manchester 5,421
Clinton southern boundary 200 Albany 4,889
Crittenden northwest boundry, east side of Ohio river 540 Marion 6,351
Cumberland south boundary, crossed by Cumberland river 270 Burkesville 7,005
Daviess northern boundary, Ohio & Green rivers 600 Owensborough 12,361
Edmonson central part, crossed by Green river 250 Brownsville 4,088
Estill eastern part, crossed by Kentucky river 864 Irvine 5,985
Fayette northern part, Kentucky river on the south 275 Lexington 22,735
Fleming north eastern part, Licking river on southwest side 570 Flemingsburgh 13,916
Floyd eastern part, , crossed by west fork of Big Sandy river 1400 Prestonburgh 5,714
Franklin northern part, crossed by Kentucky river 200 Frankfort 12,462
Fulton southwest corner, Mississippi river on the west blank Hickman 4,446
Gallatin northern boundary, Ohio river on northwest side 175 Warsaw 5,137
Garrard central part, Kentucky river on north side 240 Lancaster 10,237
Grant northern part 184 Williamstown 6,531
Grayson western part 800 Litchfield 6,837
Greene central part, crossed by Greene river 460 Greensburgh 9,060
Greenup northeastern corner, Ohio river on north & northeast, Sandy river on southeast 768 Greenupsburgh 9,654
Hancock northern boundary, Ohio river on northeast & northwest 200 Hawesville 3,853
Hardin northern part 1200 Elizabethtown 14,525
Harlan south eastern boundary, crossed by Cumberland river, Cumberland Mts form south eastern boundary & Laurel Ridge crossed northwest part 480 Mount Pleasant 4,268
Harrison northern part, crossed by Licking river 356 Cynthiana 13,064
Hart central part, crossed by Green river 432 Mumfordsville 9,093
Henderson northwest part, Ohio river on north, Green river on east 725 Henderson 12,171
Henry northern part, Kentucky river on northeast 260 Newcastle 11,442
Hickman western boundary, Mississippi river on west 350 Clinton 4,791
Hopkins western part, Green river on northeast 750 Madisonville 12, 441
Jefferson northern part on Ohio river 504 Louisville 59,829
Jessamine central part, Kentucky river on southwest 256 Nicholasville 10,249
Johnson eastern part blank Paintsville 3,873
Kenton northern boundary on Ohio river 150 Independence 17,038
Knox southeast part, crossed by Cumberland river 495 Barboursville 7,050
La Rue no description blank blank 5,859
Laurel toward southeast part 400 London 4,145
Lawrence eastern boundary, Big Sandy river on east 650 blank 6,281
Letcher southeast boundary 200 Whitesburgh 2,512
Lewis northern boundary, Ohio river on north 375 Clarksburgh 7,202
Lincoln central part 432 Stanford 10,093
Livingston western boundary, crossed by Cumberland river, bound by the Mississippi river on west & Tennessee river on south 330 Salem 6,578
Logan southern boundary 600 Russellville 16,581
Madison toward east part, Kentucky river on north 520 Richmond 15,727
Marion central part 276 Lebanon 11,765
Marshall western part, Tennessee river on northeast not listed Benton 5,269
Mason northern boundary, Ohio river on north 260 Washington 18,344
McCracken northwestern boundary, Ohio river on the north, Tennessee river on northeast 200 Paducah 6,067
Mead northern boundary, Ohio river on north 360 Brandenburgh 7,393
Mercer central part, Kentucky river on northeast 350 Harrisburgh 17,067
Monroe southern boundary, crossed by Cumberland river 375 Tompkinsville 7,756
Montgomery toward northeast part 260 Mount Sterling 9,903
Morgan eastern part, crossed by Licking river 890 West Liberty 7,620
Muhlenburgh western part, Green river on northeast 490 Greenville 9,809
Nelson toward north part 460 Bardstown 14,789
Nicholas in northeast part, crossed by Licking river 350 Carlisle 10,361
Ohio western part, Green river on southwest 576 Hartford 9,479
Oldham northern boundary, Ohio river on northwest 220 Westport 7,629
Owen north part, Kentucky river on southwest 320 Owenton 10,444
Owsley eastern part, crossed by Kentucky river blank Booneville 3,774
Pendleton northeast boundary, Ohio river on northeast, crossed by Licking river 450 Falmouth 6,774
Perry southeast part 760 Perry 3,092
Pike east part, Big Sandy river on northeast 400 Piketon 5,365
Pulaski southeast part, crossed by Cumberland river 800 Somerset 14,195
Rock Castle toward southeast part 330 Mount Vernon 4,697
Russell south part, crossed by Cumberland river 260 Jamestown 5,349
Scott northern part 252 Georgetown 14,946
Shelby northern part 442 Shelbyville 17,095
Simpson south boundary 288 Franklin 7,733
Spencer toward northern part 260 Taylorville 6,842
Taylor central part blank Campbellsville 7,250
Todd on southwest boundary 612 Elkton 8,680
Trigg on southern boundary, Tennessee river on west, crossed by Cumberland river 510 Cadiz 10,129
Trimble on northwestern boundary, Ohio river on northwest 150 Bedford 5,963
Union northwestern boundary, Ohio river on northwest 450 Morganfield 9,012
Warren in southern part, crossed by Big Barren river 612 Bowling Green 15,123
Washington in central part 475 Springfield 12,194
Wayne on southern boundary, Cumberland river on north 570 Monticello 8,692
Whitley south boundary, crossed by Cumberland river 600 Whitley Court House 7,447
Woodford toward north part, Kentucky river on southwest 154 Versailles 12,423

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