Montgomery County, Kentucky

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Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2006, the population was 24,887. Its county seat is Mount Sterling[1]. With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a moist county—a county in which alcohol sales are prohibited (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city where package alcohol sales are allowed, in this case Mount Sterling.[2]

Montgomery County is part of the Mount Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 199 square miles (515 km2) essentially all of which is land.

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Montgomery County was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. An alternative story holds that the County was named for Thomas Montgomery, from Virginia, who served in the Revolutionary War. In 1793 Thomas Montgomery settled in Mt. Sterling. In 1805, Thomas Montgomery moved on to Gibson County, Indiana.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 22,554 people, 8,902 households, and 6,436 families residing in the county. The population density was 114 per square mile (44 /km2). There were 9,682 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.07% White, 3.48% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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