Place:Washington, Kentucky, United States

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Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2010, the population was 11,717. Its county seat is Springfield. The county is named for George Washington. Washington County was the first county formed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky when it reached statehood. The center of population of Kentucky is located in Washington County, in the city of Willisburg.

The county is dry, meaning that the sale of alcohol is prohibited, but it contains the "wet" city of Springfield, where retail alcohol sales are allowed. This classifies the jurisdiction as a moist county. Three wineries operate in the county and are licensed separately to sell to the public. Jacob Beam, founder of Jim Beam whiskey, sold his first barrel of whiskey in Washington County.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1792 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1792 Court records recorded 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
1792 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
1840 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 9,050
1810 13,248
1820 15,947
1830 19,017
1840 10,596
1850 12,194
1860 11,575
1870 12,464
1880 14,419
1890 13,622
1900 14,182
1910 13,940
1920 14,773
1930 12,623
1940 12,965
1950 12,777
1960 11,168
1970 10,728
1980 10,764
1990 10,441

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External links

www.pastracks.org/states/Kentuckey/washington


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