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Greenup County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Greenup County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Greenup
Largest city Flatwoods
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

355 sq mi (919 km²)
346 sq mi (896 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 2.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

36,891
107/sq mi (41/km²)
Founded 1792
Named for Christopher Greenup, Governor of Kentucky (1804–1808)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Greenup County, Kentucky courthouse.jpg
Greenup County courthouse in Greenup, Kentucky.
Website www.tourgreenupcounty.com

Greenup County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1804. As of 2000, the population was 36,891. Its county seat is Greenup[1]. The county is named in honor of Christopher Greenup.

Greenup County is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

Contents

History

Greenup County was formed by an act of the General Assembly of Kentucky on December 12, 1803 from Mason County which covered the majority of eastern Kentucky at the time.

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Notable natives

Greenup County natives of note include:

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 355 square miles (919 km2), of which 346 square miles (896 km2) is land and 8 square miles (21 km2) is water.

Major highways

A view of the intersection of U.S. 23, KY 10, & Ohio SR 253 just after crossing the Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge in Greenup

U.S. Highway 23 is the primary route for travel through Greenup County. It enters Greenup County at the southeastern most point and follows the Ohio River north along the eastern border passing through Russell, Flatwoods, Raceland, Wurtland, and Greenup. It then exits just west of South Shore crossing the Ohio River again via the U.S. Grant Bridge into Portsmouth, Ohio and continuing north towards Columbus, Ohio.

The AA Highway begins at U.S. Highway 23 and connects to U.S. Highway 52 via the Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge. The AA Highway (also known as Route 10) runs west intersecting Route 7 and eventually exiting west into Lewis County. Since its completion in 1995, the AA Highway has allowed Greenup residents to more easily travel to Maysville, Kentucky as well as Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio.

The northern terminus of the Industrial Parkway (Kentucky State Route 67) ends at U.S. Highway 23 at Wurtland. This highway serves to connect Wurtland and the surrounding towns of Greenup, Flatwoods and the unincorporated area of Argillite to the EastPark industrial park and Interstate 64 in Carter County.

Geographic Features

Like most eastern Kentucky counties, Greenup County is predominantly made up of rolling hills and valleys. The land in the Ohio River valley is generally flat and mostly populated by industry, commerce and residential development. Beyond this the land gives way to a series of hills and valleys that are representative of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is relatively sparsely inhabited by farmers. Among these hills, popular fishing spots can be found among the Little Sandy River, Greenbo Lake, and Tygart Creek. Greenup County's land is still predominantly covered by forest with minimal clear cutting of the old forests.

Greenup County's soil has long been supportive of a healthy agriculture and livestock industry. Traditionally, this has meant a sizeable tobacco base and cattle ranching, but in recent years, as traditional agriculture products have come under the dominance of agri-corporations, growth has been seen in non-traditional products such as American Quarter Horses, ostriches, and marijuana.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 2,369
1820 4,311 82.0%
1830 5,852 35.7%
1840 6,297 7.6%
1850 9,654 53.3%
1860 8,760 −9.3%
1870 11,463 30.9%
1880 13,371 16.6%
1890 11,911 −10.9%
1900 15,432 29.6%
1910 18,475 19.7%
1920 20,062 8.6%
1930 24,554 22.4%
1940 24,971 1.7%
1950 24,887 −0.3%
1960 29,238 17.5%
1970 33,192 13.5%
1980 39,132 17.9%
1990 36,742 −6.1%
2000 36,891 0.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21089.txt

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 36,891 people, 14,536 households, and 11,032 families residing in the county. The population density was 107 per square mile (41 /km2). There were 15,977 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.07% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,536 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,142, and the median income for a family was $38,928. Males had a median income of $35,475 versus $21,198 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,137. About 11.60% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Education

Public school districts

Places of interest

Alcohol Sales

Greenup County is a limited dry county, meaning that sale of alcohol in the county is prohibited except in certain areas as voted on by the residents of the area. In the case of Greenup County, by the drink alcohol sales is permitted only in restaurants in the city of Russell which seat at least 100 diners and derive at least 70% of their total sales from food.

See also

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. ^ http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/1978
  3. ^ http://www.uky.edu/CommInfoStudies/IRJCI/RichWhitt.htm
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 38°32′N 82°55′W / 38.54°N 82.92°W / 38.54; -82.92


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Greenup County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Greenup County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1792
Seat Greenup
Largest City Flatwoods
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

36891
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.tourgreenupcounty.com
Named for: Christopher Greenup, Governor of Kentucky (1804–1808)

Greenup County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1804. As of 2000, the population was 36,891. Its county seat is Greenup6. The county is named in honor of Christopher Greenup.

Greenup County is a part of the Huntington-Ashland (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649. Greenup County is one of 54 counties in the Kentucky that is a dry county, meaning the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited everywhere in the county.

Contents

History

Greenup County was formed by an act of the General Assembly of Kentucky on December 12, 1803 from Mason County which covered the majority of eastern Kentucky at the time.

Greenup County natives of note include:

Kentucky Poet Laureate Jesse Stuart

Major League Baseball pitcher Don Gullett

Negro League great Clint "Hawk" Thomas of the New York Black Yankees

WWE Wrestling Diva Jillian Fletcher Hall

Singer/ Actor Billy Ray Cyrus

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 918 km² (355 sq mi). 896 km² (346 sq mi) of it is land and 22 km² (8 sq mi) of it (2.37%) is water.

Major Highways

A view of the intersection of U.S. 23, KY 10, & Ohio SR 253 just after crossing the Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge in Greenup

U.S. Highway 23 is the primary route for travel through Greenup County. It enters Greenup County at the southeastern most point and follows the Ohio River north along the eastern border passing through Russell, Flatwoods, Raceland, Wurtland, and Greenup. It then exits just west of South Shore crossing the Ohio River again via the U.S. Grant Bridge into Portsmouth and continuing north towards Columbus.

The AA Highway begins at U.S. Highway 23 and connects to U.S. Highway 52 via the Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge. The AA Highway (also known as Route 10) runs west intersecting Route 7 and eventually exiting west into Lewis County. Since its completion in 1995, the AA Highway has allowed Greenup residents to more easily travel to Maysville as well as Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

The northern terminus of the Industrial Parkway (Kentucky State Route 67) ends at U.S. Highway 23 at Wurtland. This highway serves to connect Wurtland and the surrounding towns of Greenup, Argillite and Flatwoods to the EastPark industrial park and Interstate 64 in Carter County.

Geographic Features

Like most eastern Kentucky counties, Greenup County is predominantly made up of rolling hills and valleys. The land in the Ohio River valley is generally flat and mostly populated by industry, commerce and residential development. Beyond this the land gives way to a series of hills and valleys that are representative of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is relatively sparsely inhabited by farmers. Among these hills, popular fishing spots can be found among the Little Sandy River, Greenbo Lake, and Tygart Creek. Greenup County's land is still predominantly covered by forest with minimal clear cutting of the old forests.

Greenup County's soil has long been supportive of a healthy agriculture and livestock industry. Traditionally, this has meant a sizeable tobacco base and cattle ranching, but in recent years, as traditional agriculture products have come under the dominance of agri-corporations, growth has been seen in non-traditional products such as American Quarter Horses, ostriches, and marijuana.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 36,891 people, 14,536 households, and 11,032 families residing in the county. The population density was 41/km² (107/sq mi). There were 15,977 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.07% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,536 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,142, and the median income for a family was $38,928. Males had a median income of $35,475 versus $21,198 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,137. About 11.60% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Education

Public school districts

Places of interest

See also

External links

Coordinates: 38°32′N 82°55′W / 38.54, -82.92

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