Hart County, Kentucky

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Hart County is a county located in the U.S. state — or, more correctly, "Commonwealth" — of Kentucky. It was formed in 1819. As of 2000, the population was 17,445. Its county seat is Munfordville[1]. The county is named for Captain Nathaniel G.T. Hart, a Kentucky militia officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Frenchtown and died in the Massacre of the River Raisin. The Battle of Munfordville, a Confederate victory, was fought in the county in 1862, during the American Civil War. Hart County is a prohibition or dry county.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,083 km2), of which 416 square miles (1,077 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 17,445 people, 6,769 households, and 4,812 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 per square mile (16 /km2). There were 8,045 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.58% White, 6.20% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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