Place:Montgomery, Kentucky, United States

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Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 26,499 as of the 2010 Census. Its county seat is Mount Sterling. With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a moist county—a county in which alcohol sales are prohibited (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city where package alcohol sales are allowed, in this case Mount Sterling.

Montgomery County is part of the Mount Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Montgomery County was established in 1796 from land given by Clark County. Montgomery was the 22nd Kentucky county in order of formation.

Montgomery County was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. An alternative story holds that the County was named for Thomas Montgomery, from Virginia, who served in the Revolutionary War. In 1793 Thomas Montgomery settled in Mt. Sterling. In 1805, Thomas Montgomery moved on to Gibson County, Indiana.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1797 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1797 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1841 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Marriage 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
1800 7,082
1810 12,975
1820 9,587
1830 10,240
1840 9,332
1850 9,903
1860 7,859
1870 7,557
1880 10,566
1890 12,367
1900 12,834
1910 12,868
1920 12,245
1930 11,660
1940 12,280
1950 13,025
1960 13,461
1970 15,364
1980 20,046
1990 19,561

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