Place:Kentucky, Virginia, United States

TypeFormer county
Located inVirginia, United States     (1777 - 1780)
Also located inKentucky     (1792 - )
Contained Places
Bourbon ( 1776 - 1780 )

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Kentucky County (then alternately spelled Kentucke County) was formed by the Commonwealth of Virginia by dividing Fincastle County into three new counties: Kentucky, Washington, and Montgomery, effective December 31, 1776. During the three and one-half years of Kentucky County's existence, its seat of government was Harrodstown (then also known as Oldtown, later renamed Harrodsburg).

Kentucky County was abolished on June 30, 1780, when it was divided into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties of Virginia.[1] These later petitioned together to secede from Virginia, which was approved by the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1792 the Commonwealth of Kentucky was admitted to the United States as its 15th state.

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