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Johnson County, Kentucky

US county information
NameJohnson County
US Area
Total Area263.94 sq mi (683.6 km2)
Land Area261.54 sq mi (677.4 km2)
Water Area2.40 sq mi (6.2 km2)
Population23445 (2000)
Density34.7/km2 (90/sq mi)
Named forRichard Mentor Johnson, Vice President of the United States (1837 1841)
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1843. As of 2000, the population was 23,445. Its county seat is Paintsville . The county is named for Richard Mentor Johnson, War of 1812 general, United States Representative, Senator, and Vice President of the United States.

Johnson County is classified as a moist county, which is a county in which alcohol sales are not allowed (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city, in this case Paintsville, where alcoholic beverage sales are allowed.

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