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Bracken County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 208.89 square miles , of which 203.22 square miles is land.

About Bracken County, KY

Bracken County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky . It was formed in 1797. The population was 8,488 in the 2010 Census. Its county seat is Brooksville, Kentucky .

Bracken County was organized by European-American settlers as Kentucky's 23rd county in 1796 from parts of Mason and Campbell counties. It is named in honor of William Bracken, an early pioneer and surveyor, who first came to the area in 1773, then settled here. He met his death at an early day at the hands of the Native Americans who inhabited the area and had for thousands of years considered it their territory. The original county extended to southern Nicholas County , north to the Ohio River , west to the Licking River and east to Dover, Kentucky. Several early settlers were veterans of the American Revolutionary War , among them was Capt. Abner Howell ; he and his family migrated from Pennsylvania . He died in Bracken County in 1797. The county government moved from Augusta to Woodward's Crossing in 1833. Bracken was the birthplace on Sept. 9, 1816 of John Gregg Fee , founder of Berea College and Kentucky'`s most noted abolitionist . He was a graduate of Augusta College and Lane Theological Seminary . In 1822 Augusta College was founded as the first Methodist College in the world. Anti-slavery activists in...

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