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

308 sq mi (798 km²)
303 sq mi (785 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.75%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,644
38/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1826
Named for John Edmonson (1764–1813), a captain in the 1st Kentucky Rifle Regiment killed at the Battle of River Raisin
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Edmonson County Courthouse.png
Edmonson County Courthouse in Brownsville
Website www.edmonsoncounty.com

Edmonson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1826. As of 2007, the population was 11,978. It is included in the Bowling Green Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Brownsville.[1] The county is named for Captain John Edmonson (1764-1813), a veteran of the American Revolutionary War who was killed at the Battle of Frenchtown during the War of 1812. The sale of alcohol is currently prohibited in Edmonson County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 308 square miles (798 km2), of which 303 square miles (785 km2) is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 2,642
1840 2,914 10.3%
1850 4,088 40.3%
1860 4,645 13.6%
1870 4,459 −4.0%
1880 7,222 62.0%
1890 8,005 10.8%
1900 10,080 25.9%
1910 10,469 3.9%
1920 10,894 4.1%
1930 11,475 5.3%
1940 11,344 −1.1%
1950 9,376 −17.3%
1960 8,085 −13.8%
1970 8,751 8.2%
1980 9,962 13.8%
1990 10,357 4.0%
2000 11,644 12.4%
Est. 2007 11,978 2.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21061.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,644 people, 4,648 households, and 3,462 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 per square mile (15 /km2). There were 6,104 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (7.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.39% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,648 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 males there were 92.50 females. For every 100 males age 18 and over, there were 89.33 females.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,413, and the median income for a family was $31,843. Males had a median income of $26,770 versus $17,158 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,480. About 14.20% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 21.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The combined Edmonson County High and Middle School complex is located in Brownsville.

There are currently four public schools operating as part of the Edmonson County School System. They are Kyrock Elementary (in the Kyrock community in northern Edmonson County), South Edmonson Elementary (near the Chalybeate community in southern Edmonson County), the Edmonson County Fifth/Sixth Grade Center and Edmonson County Middle/High School (both in Brownsville).

Transportation

A water tower along KY101 welcomes visitors as they enter southern Edmonson County.

There are two main routes that form the major transportation corridors through Edmonson County.

KY 70 is the primary west to east route, traversing the width of the county.

KY 259 enters Edmonson County at the border with Grayson County, near the town of Bee Spring. The highway continues on, bridging the Green River(the only bridge over the river in Edmonson County), before intersecting with KY 101. KY 259 then branches off in a southeastern direction while KY 101 continues as the main north-south route through the county, exiting into Warren County just south of the community of Chalybeate.

Additionally, KY 185 is a north-south route connecting Bowling Green with points in Grayson County and points north which lie between I-65 (which goes from Bowling Green to Elizabethtown and Louisville) and the William H. Natcher Parkway from Bowling Green to Owensboro; it enters Edmonson County near the community of Roundhill and passes north paralleling the Edmonson County - Butler County line before entering Grayson County south of Reedy.

I-65 passes through the southeastern tip of the county, but has no interchanges allowing access to the road. I-65 parallels the older US 31-W, which runs through a small southeastern portion of the county.

Attractions

Sign marking the boundary of Mammoth Cave National Park, the most popular tourist attraction in Edmonson County.

The biggest tourist attraction in Edmonson County is Mammoth Cave National Park, which usually draws almost 2 million visitors a year.[3] The park includes in its area roughly a fourth of the County.[4]

Located mostly in the northern part of Edmonson County, the Nolin Lake area was incorporated as a Kentucky State Park in 2001 and offers fishing and other recreational opportunities.

Media

Edmonson County is served by a weekly newspaper, the Edmonson News. The paper is sometimes referred to by its nickname, "the Gimlet", and carries the slogan "It Bores In". The paper has a circulation number of 3,704.[5]

On March 6th, 2007, MTV[6] wrote an article titled "Who's Joining The Army" [7] in which they stated Edmonson County has the highest Army enlistment rate of any county in the United States.

Publishing offices of the Edmonson News, the main media outlet of Edmonson County.

Cities and towns

Famous residents

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 37°13′N 86°15′W / 37.21°N 86.25°W / 37.21; -86.25


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Edmonson County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Edmonson County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1826
Seat Brownsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.75%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11644
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.edmonsoncounty.com
Named for: John Edmonson (1764–1813), military captain killed at the Battle of River Raisin.

Edmonson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1826. As of 2000, the population is 11,644. It is included in the Bowling Green Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Brownsville6. The county is named for Captain John Edmonson, hero in the War of 1812, honored after the Battle of River Raisin. The sale of alcohol is currently forbidden in Edmonson County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 798 km² (308 sq mi). 784 km² (303 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.75%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

The county courthouse.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,644 people, 4,648 households, and 3,462 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (38/sq mi). There were 6,104 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.39% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,648 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 males there were 92.50 females. For every 100 males age 18 and over, there were 89.33 females.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,413, and the median income for a family was $31,843. Males had a median income of $26,770 versus $17,158 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,480. About 14.20% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 21.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

External links

Coordinates: 37°13′N 86°15′W / 37.21, -86.25

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