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Monroe County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 332.11 square miles , of which 330.81 square miles is land.

About Monroe County, KY

Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky . As of 2000, the population was 11,756. Its county seat is Tompkinsville . The county is named for President James Monroe . It is a prohibition or dry county .

Monroe County is the only county of the 2,957 in the United States named for a President where the county seat is named for his Vice-President. The county was formed in 1820; and named for James Monroe the fifth President, author of the Monroe Doctrine. The county seat was named for Daniel Tompkins. Two terms for each covered 1817 - 1825. Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan 's first Kentucky raid occurred here on July 9, 1862. Morgan's Raiders, coming from Tennessee, attacked Major Thomas J. Jordan's 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry at USA garrison. Raiders captured 30 of retreating enemy and destroyed tents and stores. They took 20 wagons, 50 mules, 40 horses, sugar and coffee supplies. At Glasgow they burned supplies, then went north, raiding 16 other towns before returning to Tennessee. President Abraham Lincoln's half third cousin, Thomas Lincoln , lived in the Meshack Creek area of present day Monroe County and served two terms as constable of Cumberland County in 1802 and 1804. In 1810 he left Kentucky and migrated to Ohio and Indiana. In 1799 he married Patsy Gee from Meshack Creek. Home of...

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