Place:Greenup, Kentucky, United States

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Greenup County, founded in 1803, and named in honor of Christopher Greenup, is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 36,891. Its county seat is Greenup.

Greenup County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000.

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History

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Greenup County was formed by an act of the General Assembly of Kentucky on December 12, 1803 from Mason County which covered the majority of eastern Kentucky at the time.

Three courthouses have served Greenup County. The first courthouse, built of logs, was replaced by a brick structure in 1811.

Notable natives

Greenup County natives of note include:

Timeline

Date Event Source
1803 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1804 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1807 Court 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
1811 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
1810 2,369
1820 4,311
1830 5,852
1840 6,297
1850 9,654
1860 8,760
1870 11,463
1880 13,371
1890 11,911
1900 15,432
1910 18,475
1920 20,062
1930 24,554
1940 24,917
1950 24,887
1960 29,238
1970 33,192
1980 39,132
1990 36,742

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