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Welcome to Johnson County, KY
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In 1843, Johnson County was formed.
Named for Richard Mentor Johnson, War of 1812 general,
United States Representative, Senator, and Vice President of the United States.

County Seat is: Paintsville

Ii is in the Eastern Coal Field region.
County established from parts of Lawrence, Floyd & Magoffin counties.

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Lawrence County (north)
Martin County (east)
Floyd County (south)
Magoffin County (southwest)
Morgan County (northwest)

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