Place:Fayette, Kentucky, United States

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NameFayette
Alt namesFayettesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Fayette, Virginia, United States
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.05°N 84.45°W
Located inKentucky, United States     (1792 - )
Also located inVirginia, United States     (1780 - 1792)
See alsoClark, Kentucky, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Jessamine, Kentucky, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 295,803 in the 2010 Census. Its territory, population and government are coextensive with the city of Lexington, which also serves as county seat.

Fayette County is part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Fayette County was one of the original three counties created from the former Kentucky County, Virginia by the Virginia Act in 1780, along with Jefferson and Lincoln counties, and which together separated from Virginia in 1792 to become the state of Kentucky. Fayette County then included land which makes up 37 present-day counties and portions of 7 others. It was reduced to its present boundaries in 1799. The county is named for the Marquis de Lafayette, who came to America to join the rebelling English colonies in the American Revolutionary War.

On January 1, 1974, Fayette County merged its government with that of its county seat of Lexington, creating a consolidated city-county governed by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1780 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1787 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1787 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1789 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1803 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
1790 18,410
1800 14,028
1810 21,370
1820 23,250
1830 25,098
1840 22,194
1850 22,735
1860 22,599
1870 26,656
1880 29,023
1890 35,698
1900 42,071
1910 47,715
1920 54,664
1930 68,543
1940 78,899
1950 100,746
1960 131,906
1970 174,323
1980 204,165
1990 225,366

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