Trigg County, Kentucky

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Trigg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1820. As of 2000, the population was 12,597. Its county seat is Cadiz[1]. The county is named for Stephen Trigg, a frontier officer in the American Revolutionary War who died in the Battle of Blue Licks. Trigg was a prohibition or dry county until 2009, when the county's voters narrowly approved a referendum to repeal the prohibition on alcohol sales.[1]

Trigg County is governed by a Fiscal Court, which is led by a Judge-Executive. The current Judge-Executive is Stanley H. Humphries (R).

Trigg County is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 481 square miles (1,246 km2), of which 443 square miles (1,147 km2) is land and 38 square miles (98 km2) is water.

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