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Breathitt County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 495.29 square miles , of which 495.19 square miles is land.

About Breathitt County, KY

Breathitt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky . It was formed in 1839.The population was 13,878 in the 2010 Census. Its county seat is Jackson, Kentucky . The county is named for John Breathitt who was Governor of Kentucky from 1832 to 1834. Breathitt County is a prohibition or dry county .

Breathitt County was formed on February 8, 1839 from portions of Clay County, Estill County and Perry County. It was named after Governor John Breathitt. During World War I, Breathitt county attained national prominence by filling its quota of service men by volunteers. No men had to be drafted from Breathitt, the only county in U.S. with this record. During the war 3,912 men registered, 405 volunteered; of 324 called, 281 were inducted and 43 rejected. Kentuckians ranked among highest in nation in physical fitness. Currently, a Kentucky Historical Marker sits beside the old county court house lawn commemorating this achievement and is headlined, "Breathitt Volunteers". It is Kentucky Historical Marker #904. Military veterans of Breathitt county are also honored with a stone walls memorial. The memorial is erected beside the old county courthouse in downtown Jackson, Kentucky. The stone walls list all military service rendered by its citizens since the formation of Breathitt county. Kentucky state highway 15 in Breathitt county, is honorary named Breathitt county veterans highway by resolution of...

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