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McCracken County, Kentucky

US county information
NameMcCracken County
US Area
Total Area268.08 sq mi (694.3 km2)
Land Area251.02 sq mi (650.1 km2)
Water Area17.05 sq mi (44.2 km2)
Population65514 (2000)
Density100.7/km2 (261/sq mi)
Named forVirgil McCracken, military captain killed at the Battle of River Raisin.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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McCracken County is a county located in the Jackson Purchase, the extreme western end of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 65,514. The county seat, largest city, and only incorporated community is Paducah.

McCracken County is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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