Place:Spencer, Kentucky, United States

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Spencer County, founded in 1824, is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed from land from nearby existing counties in 1824. The population was 17,061 in the 2010 Census. Its county seat is Taylorsville. The county was named for Spier Spencer. Taylorsville Lake, located primarily within Spencer County, serves as a major economic resource for the area. Spencer was a dry county until 2009 when the county's residents voted to overturn the ban on alcohol sales. From 2000 to 2005, Spencer County ranked 19th out of all U.S. counties in percent growth, with a 33% increase. It is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY–IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1824 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
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
1830 6,812
1840 6,581
1850 6,842
1860 6,188
1870 5,956
1880 7,040
1890 6,760
1900 7,406
1910 7,567
1920 7,785
1930 6,606
1940 6,757
1950 6,157
1960 5,680
1970 5,488
1980 5,929
1990 6,801

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