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Simpson County, Kentucky

US county information
NameSimpson County
StateKentucky
SeatFranklin
US Area
Total Area236.19 sq mi (611.7 km2)
Land Area236.19 sq mi (611.7 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population16405 (2000)
Density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Simpson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 16,405. Its county seat is Franklin . The county is named for Captain John Simpson, a Kentucky militia officer who fought in Battle of Fallen Timbers in the Northwest Indian War, and was killed in the Battle of River Raisin during the War of 1812.

It is a limited dry county; sales of alcoholic beverages are prohibited except by the drink in restaurants in the city of Franklin that seat at least 100 diners and derive at least 70% of total revenues from food.


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