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Barren County, Kentucky

US county information
NameBarren County
US Area
Total Area499.93 sq mi (1294.8 km2)
Land Area490.97 sq mi (1271.6 km2)
Water Area8.96 sq mi (23.2 km2)
Population42173 (2010)
Density30.1/km2 (78/sq mi)
Named forThe Barrens, a region of grassland in Kentucky.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Barren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1799. As of 2010 the population was 42,173. Its county seat is Glasgow, Kentucky. The county is part of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In 2007 Barren County was named the "Best Place to Live in Rural America" by Progressive Farmer Magazine.

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