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Garrard County, Kentucky

US county information
NameGarrard County
StateKentucky
SeatLancaster
US Area
Total Area233.88 sq mi (605.7 km2)
Land Area231.21 sq mi (598.8 km2)
Water Area2.67 sq mi (6.9 km2)
Population16912 (2010)
Density24.7/km2 (64/sq mi)
Named forJames Garrard, Governor of Kentucky (1796 1804).
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Garrard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is pronounced 'Gair-ad' with the third "r" silent. It was formed in 1797 and was named for James Garrard, Governor of Kentucky from 1796 to 1804. Its county seat is Lancaster. The population was 16,912 in the 2010 Census. It is a prohibition or dry county but Lancaster is wet.


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