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Knox County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 387.71 square miles , of which 387.66 square miles is land.

About Knox County, KY

Knox County is a county located near the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Kentucky . As of 2000, the population was 31,795. Its county seat is Barbourville . The county is named for General Henry Knox . It is a prohibition or dry county , with the limited exception recently of restaurants that seat at least 100, derive at least 70% of total sales from food, and are located in the portion of the city of Corbin that lies within Knox County. It is one of the few coal-producing counties in Kentucky not to experience massive population loss.

Knox County was formed on December 19, 1799 from portions of Lincoln County. It was named for Henry Knox , a general and United States Secretary of War. The Civil War Battle of Barbourville was fought on September 19, 1861 between 800 Confederate soldiers from General Felix Zollicoffer 's command and 300 Union troops who attempted to defend the Union's Camp Dick Robinson . The Union men tore up the planks on the bridge in an attempt to keep the Confederates from crossing, but the more numerous Confderates succeeded anyway. They destroyed the camp and seized the arms and equipment it contained. The original borders of Knox County included all or part of other counties in the southeastern portion of the state. See the references below, including the Decker manuscript.

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