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Bell County, Kentucky

US county information
NameBell County
Largest cityMiddlesborough
US Area
Total Area361.35 sq mi (935.9 km2)
Land Area360.77 sq mi (934.4 km2)
Water Area0.58 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Population28691 (2010)
Density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Named forJoshua Fry Bell, Kentucky legislator (1862 1867).
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Bell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed August 1, 1867, from parts of Knox and Harlan Counties and augmented from Knox County in 1872. As of 2010 the population was 69,060. Its county seat is Pineville. The county is named for Joshua Fry Bell, and was originally called "Josh Bell" but shortened to "Bell" by 1880.

Bell County is a dry county, meaning that the sale of alcohol is prohibited.

The Middlesborough, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Bell County.

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