Place:Powell, Kentucky, United States

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Powell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2010, the population is 12,613. Its county seat is Stanton. The county was formed January 7, 1852, by Kentucky Governor Lazarus W. Powell. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Powell County is home to Natural Bridge State Resort Park and the Red River Gorge Geologic Area, two of Kentucky's most important natural areas and ecotourism destinations, as well as Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1852 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1864 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1864 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1864 Probate 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
1860 2,257
1870 2,599
1880 3,639
1890 4,698
1900 6,443
1910 6,268
1920 6,745
1930 5,800
1940 7,671
1950 6,812
1960 6,674
1970 7,704
1980 11,101
1990 11,686

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External links

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