Bourbon County, Kentucky: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bourbon County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Bourbon County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Paris
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

292 sq mi (756 km²)
291 sq mi (754 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.08%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19,360
66/sq mi (25/km²)
Founded 1786
Named for House of Bourbon, European royal house
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Bourbon county, kentucky courthouse.jpg
Bourbon County Courthouse in Paris, Kentucky
Website www.parisky.com

Bourbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed as a county within Virginia in 1786. In 1792, it transferred to the newly formed State of Kentucky. As of 2007, the population was 19,839. Its county seat is Paris, Kentucky[1]. It is best known for its association with bourbon whiskey.

Bourbon County is part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 292 square miles (756 km2), of which 291 square miles (754 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) is water.

There are no sizable lakes in the county, but several streams. Primary among these is Stoner Creek, on which the county seat is situated. This large stream is a principal tributary of the South Fork of the Licking River.

The county's topography is predominantly gently rolling hills. Due to agricultural development, very little of the county's land area can be characterized as forested, though deciduous trees are a common feature of the landscape.

Advertisements

Adjacent counties

History

Bourbon County was formed on October 17, 1785 from sections of Fayette County. It was named after France's royal family.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 7,837
1800 12,825 63.6%
1810 18,009 40.4%
1820 17,664 −1.9%
1830 18,436 4.4%
1840 14,478 −21.5%
1850 14,466 −0.1%
1860 14,860 2.7%
1870 14,863 0%
1880 15,956 7.4%
1890 16,976 6.4%
1900 18,069 6.4%
1910 17,462 −3.4%
1920 18,418 5.5%
1930 18,060 −1.9%
1940 17,932 −0.7%
1950 17,752 −1.0%
1960 18,178 2.4%
1970 18,476 1.6%
1980 19,405 5.0%
1990 19,236 −0.9%
2000 19,360 0.6%
Est. 2007 19,839 2.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21017.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 19,360 people, 7,681 households, and 5,445 families residing in the county. The population density was 66 per square mile (25 /km2). There were 8,349 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.38% White, 6.94% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 2.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,681 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,038, and the median income for a family was $42,294. Males had a median income of $30,989 versus $23,467 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,335. About 12.30% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Birthplace of Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon whiskey was named for the original Bourbon County, which in 1786 covered most of what is now northeastern Kentucky but at that time was still part of Virginia. Whiskey was an early product of Bourbon County. As it was made mostly from corn (maize), it had a unique flavor. It was called Bourbon to distinguish it from other regional whiskey styles, such as Monongahela, a product of western Pennsylvania. Thirty-four modern Kentucky counties were once part of the original Bourbon County, including the current county of that name.[3]

Home of the U.S. Army Cadet Corps' National Cadet Training Center

Millersburg is the site of the National Cadet Training Center and Headquarters, U.S. Army Cadet Corps, which is located on the historic campus of the defunct Millersburg Military Institute (MMI).

The U.S. Army Cadet Corps provides two-six weeks of career exploration programs during the summer. All Cadets must be crime-free, drug-free and doing well in school. In 2009, USAC's first training season in Millersburg, they hosted 452 young people from 32 states and seven countries.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, John T. Edge, volume editor, Volume 7: Foodways, p. 128.

See also

Coordinates: 38°12′N 84°13′W / 38.20°N 84.21°W / 38.20; -84.21


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

This article requires significantly more historical detail on the particular phases of this location's historical development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can..
Bourbon County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Bourbon County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1786
Seat Paris
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.08%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19360
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.parisky.com
Named for: House of Bourbon, European royal house

Bourbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1786. As of 2000, the population was 19,360. Its county seat is Paris6. It is best known for being the birthplace of bourbon whiskey.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 755 km² (292 sq mi). 754 km² (291 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.08%) is water.

There are no sizable lakes in the county, but several streams. Primary among these is Stoner Creek, on which the county seat is situated. This large stream is a principal tributary of the South Fork of the Licking River.

The county's topography is predominantly gently rolling hills. Due to agricultural development, very little of the county's land area can be characterized as forested, though deciduous trees are a common feature of the landscape.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,360 people, 7,681 households, and 5,445 families residing in the county. The population density was 26/km² (66/sq mi). There were 8,349 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.38% White, 6.94% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 2.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,681 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,038, and the median income for a family was $42,294. Males had a median income of $30,989 versus $23,467 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,335. About 12.30% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

Places named for Bourbon County, Kentucky

Coordinates: 38°12′N 84°13′W / 38.20, -84.21

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Bourbon County, Kentucky. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Facts about Bourbon County, KentuckyRDF feed
County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 Kentucky  +
Short name Bourbon County  +

This article uses material from the "Bourbon County, Kentucky" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message