Allen County, Kentucky

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Allen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 17,800. Its county seat is Scottsville, Kentucky[1]. The county is named for Colonel John Allen, who was killed at the Battle of Frenchtown, Michigan during the War of 1812. Allen County is a prohibition or completely dry county. It was formed in 1815 from parts of Barren and Warren counties.

Evangelist Mordecai Ham was born on a farm in Allen County in 1877.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 352 square miles (912 km2), of which 346 square miles (896 km2) is land and 6 square miles (16 km2) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 17,800 people, 6,910 households, and 5,113 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 per square mile (20 /km2). There were 8,057 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (8.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.62% White, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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