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Hancock County, Kentucky

US county information
NameHancock County
Largest cityLewisport
US Area
Total Area198.92 sq mi (515.2 km2)
Land Area188.80 sq mi (489 km2)
Water Area10.12 sq mi (26.2 km2)
Population8392 (2000)
Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Named forJohn Hancock (1737 1793), signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1829. As of 2000, the population was 8,392. It is included in the Owensboro, Kentucky, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Hawesville . The county is named for John Hancock. Hancock is a prohibition or dry county.

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