Alexandria, Kentucky

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Alexandria is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Kentucky, United States.[1] The population was 8,286 at the 2000 census.



Alexandria is located at 38°57′32″N 84°23′21″W / 38.95889°N 84.38917°W / 38.95889; -84.38917 (38.958947, -84.389290).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.44 square miles (14.1 km²), of which, 5.37 square miles (13.9 km²) of it is land and 0.07 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.92%) is water. The city is fifteen miles south [2] of Cincinnati, Ohio, on U.S. Route 27.


Alexandria is located at the extreme northern limit of the humid subtropical climate of the Southeastern United States and at the extreme southern limit of the humid continental climate of the Great Lakes region; Alexandria is situated in a climatic transition zone and is influenced by both of these climates. Rolling hills, valleys, and some urban heat effects from the nearby metropolitan areas of Cincinnati (Ohio), Covington (Kentucky), and Newport (Kentucky) are moderating factors to the overall climate of Alexandria.


The area was first settled from 1793 by a family named Spillman, and a post office was established in 1819. The city received its name Alexandria from the older predecessor Alexandria in Virginia. In 1834, Alexandria was incorporated as a city.

The second oldest road established in Kentucky was the Old State Road, from Newport to Winchester, through Alexandria, Falmouth, Cynthiana, and Paris. This road was established by an act of the Kentucky Legislature in 1836.[3] The road is now U.S. Route 27.

The Agricultural Society of Campbell County was organized in 1856. It organized a fair for the benefit of the farmers. This Fair has numerous horse show events that are not only popular in Kentucky but around the world. The Fair brings high standard horses from around the mideast.

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