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Trigg County, Kentucky

US county information
NameTrigg County
StateKentucky
SeatCadiz
US Area
Total Area481.13 sq mi (1246.1 km2)
Land Area443.12 sq mi (1147.7 km2)
Water Area38.01 sq mi (98.4 km2)
Population12597 (2000)
Density10.8/km2 (28/sq mi)
Named forStephen L. Trigg
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Trigg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1820. As of 2000, the population was 12,597. Its county seat is Cadiz . The county is named for Stephen Trigg, a frontier officer in the American Revolutionary War who died in the Battle of Blue Licks. Trigg was a prohibition or dry county until 2009, when the county's voters narrowly approved a referendum to repeal the prohibition on alcohol sales.[http://triggcounty.ky.gov

Trigg County is governed by a Fiscal Court, which is led by a Judge-Executive. The current Judge-Executive is Stanley H. Humphries (R).

Trigg County is part of the Clarksville, TN - KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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