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Ballard County, Kentucky

US county information
NameBallard County
Largest cityLa Center
US Area
Total Area273.60 sq mi (708.6 km2)
Land Area251.16 sq mi (650.5 km2)
Water Area22.44 sq mi (58.1 km2)
Population8249 (2010)
Density12.7/km2 (33/sq mi)
Named forBland Ballard (1761 1853), soldier at the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Ballard County is a county located in west of the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was created by the Kentucky State Legislature in 1842, and is named for Captain Bland Ballard, a soldier, statesman, and member of the Kentucky General Assembly. He was one of the few Kentucky volunteers to survive the notorious River Raisin Massacre during the War of 1812. Its county seat is Wickliffe, Kentucky . As of 2010 the population is 8,249. Ballard is a prohibition or dry county.

Ballard County is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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