Place:Bell, Kentucky, United States

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Bell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed August 1, 1867, from parts of Knox and Harlan Counties and augmented from Knox County in 1872. As of 2010 the population was 28,691. Its county seat is Pineville. The county is named for Joshua Fry Bell, and was originally called "Josh Bell" but shortened to "Bell" by 1880.

Bell County is a dry county, meaning that the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

The Middlesborough, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Bell County.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1816 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1869 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1874 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 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
1870 3,731
1880 9,055
1890 10,312
1900 15,701
1910 28,447
1920 33,988
1930 38,747
1940 43,812
1950 47,602
1960 35,336
1970 31,087
1980 34,330
1990 31,506

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~kybell/


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