Place:Estill, Kentucky, United States

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Estill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1808. As of 2010, the population was 14,672. Its county seat is Irvine, Kentucky. Formed in 1808, the county is named after Captain James Estill, a Kentucky militia officer who was killed by Indians in the Battle of Little Mountain near Mt. Sterling during the American Revolutionary War. It is a prohibition or dry county.

In 2008, Estill County welcomed the Estill County Bicentennial that included a yearlong celebration of themed months showcasing 200 years of history, importance and the viability of Estill County and its Twin Cities of Irvine and Ravenna. Both cities sit along the Kentucky River. Ravenna is home to CSX Transportation and the historic Fitchburg & Cottage Furnaces and conducted the Ravenna Railroad Festival in August 2008. Irvine is home to the manufacturing headquarters of Carhartt, Inc. and annually hosts the Mountain Mushroom Festival over last weekend of April.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1808 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1808 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1808 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1808 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1808 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
1870 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 2,082
1820 3,507
1830 4,618
1840 5,535
1850 5,985
1860 6,886
1870 9,198
1880 9,860
1890 10,836
1900 11,669
1910 12,273
1920 15,569
1930 17,079
1940 17,978
1950 14,677
1960 12,466
1970 12,752
1980 14,495
1990 14,614

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External links

www.estill.net/


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