Edmonson County, Kentucky

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Edmonson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1826. As of 2007, the population was 11,978. It is included in the Bowling Green Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Brownsville.[1] The county is named for Captain John Edmonson (1764–1813), a veteran of the American Revolutionary War who was killed at the Battle of Frenchtown during the War of 1812. The sale of alcohol is currently prohibited in Edmonson County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 308 square miles (798 km2), of which 303 square miles (785 km2) is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,644 people, 4,648 households, and 3,462 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 per square mile (15 /km2). There were 6,104 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (7.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.39% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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