Menifee County, Kentucky

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Menifee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 6,556. Its county seat is Frenchburg[1]. The county is named for Richard Hickman Menefee, U.S. Congressman, although the spelling has changed. It's a prohibition or dry county.

Menifee County is located in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau.[2] It is part of the Mount Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Menifee County was formed on May 29, 1869, from portions of Bath, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell, and Wolfe counties.[2]

In the 2008 Presidential Election Menifee County was one of eight in the state of Kentucky where the majority of voters voted for Barack Obama.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 206 square miles (534 km2), of which 204 square miles (528 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) is water.

Menifee County is mountainous and heavily forested. Much of the land is within Daniel Boone National Forest. Only about 10% of the county's land is in cultivated farms, and the county ranks 102nd of Kentucky's 120 counties in agricultural revenue.[2]

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