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Harrison County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 309.88 square miles , of which 309.68 square miles is land.

About Harrison County, KY

Harrison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky . It was formed in 1794. As of 2010, the population was 18,846. Its county seat is Cynthiana . The county is named for Colonel Benjamin Harrison, an advocate for Kentucky statehood , framer of the Kentucky Constitution, and Kentucky legislator.

Harrison County was formed on December 21, 1793 from portions of Bourbon County and Scott County. It was named after Colonel Benjamin Harrison, an early settler in the area. On June 11–12, 1864 the Civil War Battle of Cynthiana was fought near Kellar Bridge. On the first day, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his 1,200 Kentucky cavalrymen captured the town, making prisoners of its Union garrison and the entire 171st Ohio Infantry Regiment. Despite being low on ammunition, Morgan chose to stay and fight the enemy forces he knew were on their way. Union General Stephen G. Burbridge and his 2,400 cavalry and mounted infantry attacked him the next morning, driving the outnumbered Confederates from the town and freeing the prisoners.

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