Place:Adair, Kentucky, United States

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Adair County, founded in 1801, is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2010, the population is 18,656. Its county seat is Columbia, Kentucky. The county is named for John Adair, then Speaker of the House in Kentucky and later Governor of Kentucky (1820 - 1824).

Adair County also has one of the few remaining American Chestnut trees in America.

Adair County is a prohibition or completely dry county. It is represented in District 51 in the Kentucky House of Representatives by the Republican, John "Bam" Carney of Campbellsville, the seat of Taylor County. Its previous representatives, all Republicans, included were Russ Mobley, Ricky Lee Cox, Ray H. Altman, and Herman Rattliff. The state senator from District 16 is David L. Williams of Burkesville, the President of the Kentucky Senate. Williams's predecessor, Doug Moseley, who served from 1974–1987, formerly resided in Adair County.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1801 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1802 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1802 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1802 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1804 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 6,011
1820 8,765
1830 8,217
1840 8,466
1850 9,898
1860 9,509
1870 11,065
1880 13,078
1890 13,721
1900 14,888
1910 16,503
1920 17,289
1930 16,401
1940 18,566
1950 17,603
1960 14,699
1970 13,037
1980 15,233
1990 15,360

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External links

http://columbia-adaircounty.com/


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