Adair County, Kentucky

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Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1802. As of 2000, the population is 17,244. Its county seat is Columbia, Kentucky[1]. The county is named for John Adair, Governor of Kentucky 1820-24.

It was formed out of Green County in 1801.

Adair County also has one of the few remaining American Chestnut trees in America.

Adair County is a prohibition or completely dry county. It is represented in District 51 in the Kentucky House of Representatives by the Republican, John "Bam" Carney of Campbellsville, the seat of Taylor County. Its previous representatives, all Republicans, included were Russ Mobley, Ricky Lee Cox, Ray H. Altman, and Herman Rattliff. The state senator from District 16 is David L. Williams of Burkesville, the President of the Kentucky Senate. Williams's predecessor, Doug Moseley, who served from 1974–1987, formerly resided in Adair County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 412 square miles (1,067 km2), of which 407 square miles (1,054 km2) is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) is water.

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