Place:Barren, Kentucky, United States

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Barren County founded in December of 1798, is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was founded on December 20, 1798, from parts of Warren and Green Counties. It was named for the Barrens, the meadowlands that cover the northern third, though in reality the soil is fertile. As of 2010 the population was 42,173. Its county seat is Glasgow, Kentucky. The county is part of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In 2007 Barren County was named the "Best Place to Live in Rural America" by Progressive Farmer Magazine.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1798 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1798 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1798 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 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
1800 4,784
1810 11,286
1820 10,328
1830 15,079
1840 17,288
1850 20,240
1860 16,665
1870 17,780
1880 22,321
1890 21,490
1900 23,197
1910 25,293
1920 25,356
1930 25,844
1940 27,559
1950 28,461
1960 28,303
1970 28,677
1980 34,009
1990 34,001

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External links

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