Place:Shelby, Kentucky, United States

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Shelby County, founded in 1792, is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2010, the population was 42,074. Its name honors Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky. The county seat is Shelbyville. The county is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY–IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Shelby County was historically a prohibition or completely dry county, but the city of Shelbyville is now wet (i.e., allows retail alcohol sales), and the county has voted to allow restaurants outside Shelbyville to sell alcoholic beverages by the drink if they seat at least 100 patrons and derive at least 70% of their total sales from food. Today, Shelby County is officially classified by the Kentucky Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control as a moist county.

Shelby County's motto is "Good Land, Good Living, Good People".

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1792 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1792 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1792 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1794 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
1804 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 8,191
1810 14,877
1820 21,047
1830 19,030
1840 17,768
1850 17,095
1860 16,433
1870 15,733
1880 16,813
1890 16,521
1900 18,340
1910 18,041
1920 18,532
1930 17,679
1940 17,759
1950 17,912
1960 18,493
1970 18,999
1980 23,328
1990 24,824

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External links

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