Breckinridge County, KY
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Breckinridge County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 585.53 square miles , of which 572.41 square miles is land.

About Breckinridge County, KY

Breckinridge County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky . It was formed in 1799. The population was 20,059 in the 2010 Census. Its county seat is Hardinsburg, Kentucky . The county is named for John Breckinridge , a former Kentucky Attorney General , state legislator , United States Senator , and United States Attorney General . Breckinridge is a prohibition or dry county , although on March 30, 2010, a referendum passed whereby Hardinsburg will become " moist ".

The county was formed out of Hardin County by a 1799 enactment of the Kentucky General Assembly, but the first Fiscal Court did not meet until 1800. In 1816, when future United States President Abraham Lincoln was seven years old, his Thomas Lincoln and his family spent a few weeks in Hardinsburg and occupied a small cabin near what is now the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Camp in Hardinsburg. Local residents gave them a cow for milk. The Lincolns left Kentucky through Breckinridge County, the Ohio River at Cloverport , on a ferry operated by Jacob Weatherholt. During the American Civil War , Confederate cavalry burned the local courthouse, which was being used by Union troops as a barracks, but most of the records were saved. Sue Munday , a noted Confederate guerrilla , was captured near Irvington and later hanged after a questionable trial. The site...

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