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Monroe County, Kentucky

US county information
NameMonroe County
StateKentucky
SeatTompkinsville
US Area
Total Area332.11 sq mi (860.2 km2)
Land Area330.81 sq mi (856.8 km2)
Water Area1.30 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Population11756 (2000)
Density13.9/km2 (36/sq mi)
Named forJames Monroe, President of the United States (1817 1825).
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 11,756. Its county seat is Tompkinsville . The county is named for President James Monroe. It is a prohibition or dry county.


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