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Adair County, Kentucky

US county information
NameAdair County
StateKentucky
SeatColumbia
US Area
Total Area412.23 sq mi (1067.7 km2)
Land Area406.84 sq mi (1053.7 km2)
Water Area5.39 sq mi (14 km2)
Population18656 (2010)
Density16.4/km2 (42.4/sq mi)
Named forJohn Adair, Governor of Kentucky (1820 1824)
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1802. As of 2010, the population is 18,656. Its county seat is Columbia, Kentucky . The county is named for John Adair, Governor of Kentucky 1820-24.

It was formed out of Green County in 1801.

Adair County also has one of the few remaining American Chestnut trees in America.

Adair County is a prohibition or completely dry county. It is represented in District 51 in the Kentucky House of Representatives by the Republican, John "Bam" Carney of Campbellsville, the seat of Taylor County. Its previous representatives, all Republicans, included were Russ Mobley, Ricky Lee Cox, Ray H. Altman, and Herman Rattliff. The state senator from District 16 is David L. Williams of Burkesville, the President of the Kentucky Senate. Williams's predecessor, Doug Moseley, who served from 1974 1987, formerly resided in Adair County.


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