Wolfe County, Kentucky

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Wolfe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 7,065. Its county seat is Campton[1]. The county is named for Nathaniel Wolfe.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 223 square miles (578 km2), essentially all of which is land.

Wolfe County is the home of world famous folk artist Randy Spencer, creator of Kentucky Walking Sticks.

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Wolfe County was formed on March 5, 1860 from portions of Breathitt County, Morgan County, Owsley County and Powell County. It was named for Nathaniel Wolfe, a member of the legislative assembly.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,065 people, 2,816 households, and 1,976 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 per square mile (12 /km2). There were 3,264 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (5.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.24% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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