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Estill County, Kentucky

US county information
NameEstill County
US Area
Total Area255.70 sq mi (662.3 km2)
Land Area253.93 sq mi (657.7 km2)
Water Area1.76 sq mi (4.6 km2)
Population15307 (2000)
Density23.2/km2 (60/sq mi)
Named forJames Estill (1750 1782), military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain.
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Estill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1808. As of 2000, the population was 15,307. Its county seat is Irvine, Kentucky . Formed in 1808, the county is named after Captain James Estill, a Kentucky militia officer killed in the Battle of Little Mountain during the American Revolutionary War. It is a prohibition or dry county.

In 2008, Estill County welcomed the Estill County Bicentennial that included a yearlong celebration of themed months showcasing 200 years of history, importance and the viability of Estill County and its Twin Cities of Irvine and Ravenna. Both cities sit along the Kentucky River. Ravenna is home to CSX Transportation and the historic Fitchburg & Cottage Furnaces and conducted the Ravenna Railroad Festival in August 2008. Irvine is home to the manufacturing headquarters of Carhartt, Inc. and annually hosts the Mountain Mushroom Festival over last weekend of April.

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