Place:Russell, Kentucky, United States

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Russell County is a county located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,565. Its county seat is Jamestown. The county was formed on December 14, 1825 from portions of Adair, Cumberland and Wayne Counties and is named for William Russell. It has been a prohibition or dry county, meaning that the sale of alcohol was prohibited, but in a referendum on Jan. 19, 2016, the county voted 3,833 to 3,423 to go "wet."

In 2015, the cities of Jamestown and Russell Springs became two of the first gigabit Internet communities in Kentucky with the completion of a state-of-the-art optical fiber network by the local telephone cooperative.

Wolf Creek Dam is located in southern Russell County. The dam impounds Cumberland River to form Lake Cumberland, a major tourism attraction for the county. Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is also located in Russell County just below the dam.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1825 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1826 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1826 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1826 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1826 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 3,879
1840 4,238
1850 5,349
1860 6,024
1870 5,809
1880 7,591
1890 8,136
1900 9,695
1910 10,861
1920 11,854
1930 11,930
1940 13,615
1950 13,717
1960 11,076
1970 10,542
1980 13,708
1990 14,716

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Russell County, Kentucky, United States

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External links

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