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Kentucky CountiesDespite ranking 37th in size by area, Kentucky has 120 counties, third in the U.S. behind Texas's 254 and Georgia's 159.
Christian County, Kentucky
Christian County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Col. William Christian (1743-1786), secured Jefferson Co. (9,000 acres) for Revolutionary War service.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Christian county was formed in 1797. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 390 to 966 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 72,265 in a land area of 721.32 square miles, an average of 100.2 people per square mile. The county seat is Hopkinsville.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
But age, size and colorful names of our counties isn't the only reason to explore counties' role in American history, or the history of county government itself. In fact, the story of county government reflects the larger meanings of American history.
Today's counties are the most flexible, locally responsive and creative governments in the US. They are the most diverse, varying in size, population, geography, and governmental structure. In their politics and policies, they express a 1990's political slogan "Think globally, act locally."