Wayne County, Kentucky

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Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 19,923. Its county seat is Monticello[1]. The county is named for Anthony Wayne. It is a prohibition or dry county.



Wayne County was formed December 13, 1800 from Pulaski and Cumberland Counties. It was the 43rd county and is named for General "Mad Anthony" Wayne.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 484 square miles (1,254 km2), of which 459 square miles (1,189 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) is water.

The county's elevation ranges from 723 feet (220 m) to 1,788 feet (545 m), at the Monticello/Wayne County Airport the elevation is 963 feet (294 m). Wayne County is located in the Pennyrile Plateau (image) and Eastern Coal Field (image) regions of Kentucky.

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