Fayette County, Kentucky

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Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2008, the estimated population was 282,114. Its territory, population and government are coextensive with the city of Lexington, which also serves as county seat.

Fayette County is part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

One of three original counties formed when Kentucky County, Virginia was divided by the Virginia Act in 1780 (the other two counties being Jefferson and Lincoln). Fayette County included area north and east of the Kentucky River, 37 present-day counties, and parts of 7 others. It was reduced to its present boundaries in 1799. The county is named for Marquis de Lafayette, who came to America to assist with the American Revolutionary War.

On January 1, 1974, Fayette County merged its government with that of its county seat of Lexington, creating a consolidated city-county governed by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

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