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Adair County, Kentucky
Absher - Barnett Springs - Bliss
- Breeding - Cane Valley -
Casey Creek -
Chance - Christine - Coburg - Columbia
Craycraft - Crocus
- Cundiff -
Dunbar Hill -
Ella - Eunice - Fairplay -
Gadberry - Garlin Gentrys Mill
- Glens Fork - Gradyville -
Kellyville - Keltner - Knifley
Montpelier - Neatsville -
Ozark - Pellyton -
Portland - Sparksville - Toria - Weed
County Seat: Columbia
Square Miles: 412
Formed out of Green
County in 1801, the county is named after John Adair, commander of
Kentucky troops in the Battle of New Orleans and Governor of Kentucky.
The county seat is Columbia, Kentucky.
Adair was the 44th Kentucky county formed, created from Green
County on December 11, 1801 and formed in 1802. It is
named for General John Adair - Governor of
Kentucky 1820-1824. Located in the eastern Pennyrile region and western
Appalachian areas of the state, the main waterway is the Green River.
This county runs along the Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail.
Its current boundaries were settled in 1860. The
county took land from Green County and from Cumberland County in 1805. It
gave up land to Metcalfe County and Russell
County when it was formed. It lost land to Wayne
County in 1804 and to Casey County in
Adair County is a prohibition or completely dry county.
Many of the families in county are related! Early
families of this county include:
Abrell, Antle, England, Estes, Firkins, McKinney,
Morrison, Stotts, and Williams.
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