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Hart County, Kentucky

US county information
NameHart County
StateKentucky
SeatMunfordville
Largest cityHorse Cave
US Area
Total Area417.91 sq mi (1082.4 km2)
Land Area415.93 sq mi (1077.3 km2)
Water Area1.98 sq mi (5.1 km2)
Population17445 (2000)
Density16.2/km2 (42/sq mi)
Named forNathaniel G. T. Hart (1784 1813), lawyer and soldier captured at the Battle of River Raisin and killed by Indians.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Hart County is a county located in the U.S. state — or, more correctly, "Commonwealth" — of Kentucky. It was formed in 1819. , the population was 17,445. Its county seat is Munfordville . The county is named for Captain Nathaniel G.T. Hart, a Kentucky militia officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Frenchtown and died in the Massacre of the River Raisin. The Battle of Munfordville, a Confederate victory, was fought in the county in 1862, during the American Civil War. Hart County is a prohibition or dry county.


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