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Kenton County, Kentucky

US county information
NameKenton County
SeatCovington, and Independence
Largest cityCovington
US Area
Total Area164.38 sq mi (425.7 km2)
Land Area161.97 sq mi (419.5 km2)
Water Area2.42 sq mi (6.3 km2)
Population Est.159720 (2010)
Density360.9/km2 (935/sq mi)
Named forSimon Kenton (1755 1836), pioneer.
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Kenton County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, United States. It was formed in 1840. In 2010, the population was 159,720. It is the third most populous county in Kentucky behind Jefferson County and Fayette County. Its county seats are Covington and Independence . It was, until November 24, 2010, the only county in Kentucky to have two legally recognized county seats; Campbell County now joins Kenton County in that distinction. The county is named for Simon Kenton, a frontiersman notable in the early history of the state.

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