Place:Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

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Hopkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1807. As of 2000, the population was 46,519. Its county seat is Madisonville. The county is named for General Samuel Hopkins, an officer in both the American Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and later a Kentucky legislator and U.S. Congressman. It was founded in 1807, as an outgrowth of Henderson County. The Madisonville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Hopkins County.

The topography ranges from flatlands along the broad river valleys of the Pond River, Tradewater River, and Green River, to hilly and rolling land in the southern and central parts of the county. Coal mines operate in the southern part of Hopkins County and agriculture is a mainstay in the northern part. Major crops are soybeans, corn, and tobacco. Along with coal, resources include oil and natural gas. Hopkins County ranks second in the state both in terms of total coal extracted (782 million tons) and in total coal reserves remaining (7.2 billion tons).

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1800 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1806 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1807 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1807 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1808 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
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 2,964
1820 5,322
1830 6,763
1840 9,171
1850 12,441
1860 11,875
1870 13,827
1880 19,122
1890 23,505
1900 30,995
1910 34,291
1920 34,133
1930 37,449
1940 37,789
1950 38,815
1960 38,458
1970 38,167
1980 46,174
1990 46,126

Image:Hopkins County Court House.jpg--Dlbradley1 13:48, 29 November 2008 (EST)

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