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This is a list of the one hundred and twenty counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Despite ranking 37th in size by area, Kentucky has 120 counties, third in the U.S. behind Texas's 254 and Georgia's 159.

Alphabetical list[edit]

County
FIPS code
[1]
County seat
[2]
Established
[2]
Origin
Etymolgy
Population
[2]
Area
[2]
Map
Adair County 001 Columbia 1802 Green County John Adair, Governor of Kentucky (1820–1824) 17,244 407 sq mi
(1,054 km2)
State map highlighting Adair County
Allen County 003 Scottsville 1815 Barren County and Warren County John Allen (1771–1813), soldier in the War of 1812 17,800 346 sq mi
(896 km2)
State map highlighting Allen County
Anderson County 005 Lawrenceburg 1827 Franklin County, Washington County and Mercer County Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., Kentucky and United States legislator (1817–1821) 19,111 203 sq mi
(526 km2)
State map highlighting Anderson County
Ballard County 007 Wickliffe 1842 Hickman County and McCracken County Bland Ballard (1761–1853), soldier in the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin 8,286 251 sq mi
(650 km2)
State map highlighting Ballard County
  1. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA. Retrieved 2007-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d National Association of Counties. "NACo - Find a county". Retrieved 2007-07-22.