Place:Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Muhlenberg county was formed in 1799. It is located in the Western Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 355 to 760 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 31,839 in a land area of 474.7 square miles, an average of 67.1 people per square mile.[1] --Dlbradley1 17:21, 24 August 2008 (EDT)

County Seat

Greenville, the seat of Muhlenberg county, is located near the center of the county on US 62. It was founded in 1799 on land donated by William Campbell when the county was formed and named for General Nathanael Greene. The site is southeast of Caney Station, an earlier settlement. The Greenville post office opened in 1801. The population in 1990 was 4,689. Image:Muhlenberg County, Kentucky,Courthouse.jpeg--Dlbradley1 17:21, 24 August 2008 (EDT)


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Muhlenberg County, founded in 1798, is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 31,499. The county is named for General Peter Muhlenberg, a colonial general during the American Revolutionary War. Its county seat is Greenville.

The Central City Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Muhlenberg County. Central City is the largest city in the county with a 2010 Census of 5,978 residents.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1798 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 Court 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
1801 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1802 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
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
1800 1,443
1810 4,181
1820 4,979
1830 5,340
1840 6,964
1850 9,809
1860 10,725
1870 12,638
1880 15,098
1890 17,955
1900 20,741
1910 28,598
1920 33,353
1930 37,784
1940 37,554
1950 32,501
1960 27,791
1970 27,537
1980 32,238
1990 31,318

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