Place:Ballard, Kentucky, United States

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Ballard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was created by the Kentucky State Legislature in 1842, and is named for Captain Bland Ballard, a soldier, statesman, and member of the Kentucky General Assembly. He was one of the few Kentucky volunteers to survive the notorious River Raisin Massacre during the War of 1812. Its county seat is Wickliffe. As of 2010 the population is 8,249. Ballard is a prohibition or dry county.

Ballard County is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1842 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1842 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1842 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1842 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 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
1850 5,496
1860 8,692
1870 12,576
1880 14,378
1890 8,390
1900 10,761
1910 12,690
1920 12,045
1930 9,910
1940 9,480
1950 8,545
1960 8,291
1970 8,276
1980 8,798
1990 7,902

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External links

www.ballardconet.com/


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