Welcome to McLean County, KY
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The county was formed by act of the Kentucky
legislature in 1854 from portions of surrounding
Daviess, Ohio, and Muhlenberg Counties, and was
named for Judge Alney McLean, founder of Greenville,
the county seat of Muhlenberg County.
McLean County's county seat is at Calhoun
The county has four incorporated cities:
* Calhoun, population 837, sits on the
north bank of Green River in the central area of the
county and is the seat of government.
* Livermore, the largest community in McLean
County with a population 1,482, lies in the eastern
part of the county at the scenic confluence of Rough
and Green Rivers. Livermore's bridge is noteworthy,
as it begins in McLean County, crosses the Rough
River, passes over and has a pylon on a sliver of
Ohio County territory, crosses Green River, then
ends back in McLean County.
The two remaining cities, Sacramento and Island, are
situated in the south of the county.
* Sacramento is home to the annual Battle of
Sacramento Civil War Reenactment, the largest
tourist event in the county, and has a population of
* Island is noted for its annual Wooden
Bridge Festival and has a population of 435.
McLean County has two other sizable, but
* Beech Grove, The larger of the two, is
situated in the hills of the county panhandle.
* Rumsey is a historic community that
lies across from Calhoun on the south bank of Green
Other notable hamlets in the county include:
Comer, Congleton, Wrightsburg, Elba, Poverty,
Cleopatra, Lemon, Wyman, Pack, Semiway, Poplar
Grove, Guffie, Buel, Nuckols, Livia, Glenville, and
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