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Meade County, Kentucky

US county information
NameMeade County
StateKentucky
SeatBrandenburg
US Area
Total Area324.22 sq mi (839.7 km2)
Land Area308.51 sq mi (799 km2)
Water Area15.71 sq mi (40.7 km2)
Population26349 (2000)
Density32.8/km2 (85/sq mi)
Named forJames Meade, killed at the Battle of River Raisin.
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Meade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 26,349. Its county seat is Brandenburg. Meade County is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is named for Captain James M. Meade of the 17th U.S. Infantry Regiment, who was killed in action at the Battle of River Raisin during the War of 1812. All 56 mi (90.1 km) of the county's northern border face the Ohio River.


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