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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.
Meade County, Kentucky
Meade County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Capt. James Meade (?-1813), hero in the War of 1812. One of those honored after the Battle of River Raisin.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Meade county was formed in 1824. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 383 to 1000 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 26,349 in a land area of 308.51 square miles, an average of 85.4 people per square mile. The county seat is Brandenburg.
Meade County, the 76th county in Kentucky, was established by Legislative action December 17, 1823 from both Hardin
and Breckinridge counties and was named in honor of Captain James M. Meade. It is bounded north and northeast for a
great length by the Ohio River, east by Hardin, south by Hardin and Breckinridge County.
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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!"