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Mason County, Kentucky

US county information
NameMason County
StateKentucky
SeatMaysville
US Area
Total Area246.60 sq mi (638.7 km2)
Land Area241.11 sq mi (624.5 km2)
Water Area5.49 sq mi (14.2 km2)
Population16800 (2000)
Density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Named forGeorge Mason (1725 1792), American revolutionary, patriot and founding father.
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Mason County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 16,800. Its county seat is Maysville . The county is named for George Mason, a Virginia delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights". Mason County was partitioned from Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1788.

Mason County is part of the Maysville Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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