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Breckinridge County, Kentucky

US county information
NameBreckinridge County
US Area
Total Area585.53 sq mi (1516.5 km2)
Land Area572.41 sq mi (1482.5 km2)
Water Area13.12 sq mi (34 km2)
Population20059 (2010)
Density6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
Named forJohn Breckinridge (1760 1806), Kentucky statesman.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Breckinridge County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was formed in 1799. The population was 20,059 in the 2010 Census. Its county seat is Hardinsburg, Kentucky. The county is named for John Breckinridge (1760 1806), a former Kentucky Attorney General, state legislator, United States Senator, and United States Attorney General. Breckinridge is a prohibition or dry county, although on March 30, 2010, a referendum passed whereby Hardinsburg will become "moist".

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