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Knox County, Kentucky

US county information
NameKnox County
StateKentucky
SeatBarbourville
US Area
Total Area387.71 sq mi (1004.2 km2)
Land Area387.66 sq mi (1004 km2)
Water Area0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Population31795 (2000)
Density31.7/km2 (82/sq mi)
Named forHenry Knox, United States Secretary of War (1785 1794).
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 31,795. Its county seat is Barbourville . The county is named for General Henry Knox. It is a prohibition or dry county, with the limited exception of restaurants that seat at least 100, derive at least 70% of total sales from food, and are located in the portion of the city of Corbin that lies within Knox County. It is one of the few coal-producing counties in Kentucky not to experience massive population loss.


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