Robertson County, Kentucky

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Robertson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 2,266. Its county seat is Mount Olivet, Kentucky[1]. The county is named for George Robertson, a Kentucky Congressman from 1817 to 1821. Robertson is a prohibition or dry county. It is the smallest county by population in Kentucky.



Robertson County is the smallest county by land area in Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 100 square miles (259 km2), essentially all of which is land. Gallatin County, commonly believed to be Kentucky's smallest county, has a total area of 105 square miles (272 km2), of which 99 square miles (256 km2) is land and 6 square miles (16 km2) is water.

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Robertson County was formed on February 11, 1867 from portions of Bracken County, Harrison County, Mason County and Nicholas County. It was named after George Robertson, a judge and member of Congress.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,266 people, 866 households, and 621 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 per square mile (8.9 /km2). There were 1,034 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (3.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.63% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.22% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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