Place:Johnson, Kentucky, United States

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Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1843. As of 2010, the population was 23,356. Its county seat is Paintsville. The county is named for Richard Mentor Johnson, War of 1812 general, United States Representative, Senator, and Vice President of the United States.

Johnson County is classified as a moist county, which is a county in which alcohol sales are not allowed (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city, in this case Paintsville, where alcoholic beverage sales are allowed.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1843 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 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
1880 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
1850 3,873
1860 5,306
1870 7,494
1880 9,155
1890 11,027
1900 13,730
1910 17,482
1920 19,622
1930 22,968
1940 25,771
1950 23,846
1960 19,748
1970 17,539
1980 24,432
1990 23,248

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External links

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