Place:Christian, Kentucky, United States

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Christian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1797. As of 2010, its population was 73,955. Its county seat is Hopkinsville.

Christian County is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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The county is named for Colonel William Christian, a native of Augusta County, Virginia, and a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He settled near Louisville, Kentucky in 1785, and was killed by Native Americans in southern Indiana in 1786.

Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America was born in Fairview, Kentucky, then in Christian County but now in Todd County, in 1808. Adlai Stevenson I was born in Christian County in 1835.

The present courthouse, built in 1869, replaced a structure that burned in 1864.

The United States Supreme Court case Barker v. Wingo, 407 U.S. 514 (1972), arose out of a 1958 double-murder in Christian County, Kentucky.

In 2006 and 2008, tornadoes touched down across northern Christian County, damaging homes in the Crofton area.

In 2017, northwestern Christian County will experience the longest duration of totality in the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 that will cross North America. The center will be in the Bainbridge/Sinking Fork area of the county, on the Orchard Dale farm.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1797 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Probate 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
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 2,318
1810 11,020
1820 10,459
1830 12,684
1840 15,587
1850 19,580
1860 21,627
1870 23,227
1880 31,682
1890 34,118
1900 37,962
1910 38,845
1920 35,883
1930 34,283
1940 36,129
1950 42,359
1960 56,904
1970 56,224
1980 66,878
1990 68,941

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External links

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