Interactive Map of Kentucky Counties 1776-1939

Interactive Map of Kentucky Counties from 1776-1939

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This Interactive Map of Kentucky Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from 1776 to 1939.

Kentucky contains 120 counties. In 1780 the first Kentucky counties were formed. They were Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties. The last county to be formed was McCreary County in 1912.

Kentucky Map Abbreviations

  1. unorg. = unorganized
  2. g. = gained
  3. w. = with
  4. fr. = from
  5. atmt. = attachment
  6. exch = exchanged
  7. nca.= non county area
  8. ch. = changed
  9. Ad – Adair
  10. Al – Allen
  11. An – Anderson
  12. Bal – Ballard
  13. Bar – Barren
  14. Bat – Bath
  15. Be – Bell
  16. Boo – Boone
  17. Bou – Bourbon
  18. Bra – Bracken
  19. Brk – Breckinridge
  20. Btt – Breathitt
  21. Bul – Bullitt
  22. But – Butler
  23. Byd – Boyd
  24. Byl – Boyle
  25. Cas – Casey
  26. Cdl – Caldwell
  27. Ch – Christian
  28. Clk – Clark
  29. Cll – Carlisle
  30. Cln – Clinton
  31. Clw – Calloway
  32. Cly – Clay
  1. Cml – Campbell
  2. Cr – Crittenden
  3. Crl – Carroll
  4. Ctr – Carter
  5. Cu – Cumberland
  6. Da – Daviess
  7. Ed – Edmonson
  8. El – Elliott
  9. Es – Estill
  10. Fay – Fayette
  11. Fmg – Fleming
  12. Fr – Franklin
  13. Fu – Fulton
  14. Fyd – Floyd
  15. Gal – Gallatin
  16. Gar – Garrard
  17. Gnt – Grant
  18. Grn – Green
  19. Gsn – Grayson
  20. Gup – Greenup
  21. Gvs – Graves
  22. Han – Hancock
  23. Hdn – Henderson
  24. Hi – Hickman
  25. Hln – Harlan
  26. Ho – Hopkins
  27. Hrd – Hardin
  28. Hrt – Hart
  29. Hry – Henry
  30. Hsn – Harrison
  31. Ja – Jackson
  32. Jef – Jefferson
  1. Jes – Jessamine
  2. Jo – Johnson
  3. Ke – Kenton
  4. Knt – Knott
  5. Knx – Knox
  6. Lar – Larue
  7. Lau – Laurel
  8. Law – Lawrence
  9. Lee – Lee
  10. Les – Leslie
  11. Let – Letcher
  12. Lew – Lewis
  13. Lin – Lincoln
  14. Liv – Livingston
  15. Lo – Logan
  16. Ly – Lyon
  17. Mad – Madison
  18. Mag – Magoffin
  19. Mas – Mason
  20. McL – McLean
  21. MCn – McCracken
  22. MCy – McCreary
  23. Mea – Meade
  24. Men – Menifee
  25. Mer – Mercer
  26. Met – Metcalfe
  27. Mor – Morgan
  28. Mrn – Marion
  29. Mro – Monroe
  30. Msl – Marshall
  31. Mtn – Martin
  32. Mty – Montgomery
  1. Mu – Muhlenberg
  2. Ne – Nelson
  3. Ni – Nicholas
  4. Oh – Ohio
  5. Ol – Oldham
  6. Own – Owen
  7. Owy – Owsley
  8. Pen – Pendleton
  9. Per – Perry
  10. Pi – Pike
  11. Po – Powell
  12. Pu – Pulaski
  13. Rob – Robertson
  14. Roc – Rockcastle
  15. Row – Rowan
  16. Ru – Russell
  17. Sc – Scott
  18. Sh – Shelby
  19. Si – Simpson
  20. Sp – Spencer
  21. Ta – Taylor
  22. Tbl – Trimble
  23. To – Todd
  24. Trg – Trigg
  25. Un – Union
  26. War – Warren
  27. Was – Washington
  28. Way – Wayne
  29. We – Webster
  30. Wh – Whitley
  31. Wol – Wolfe
  32. Woo – Woodford

KY State Facts

State Flag of Kentucky
  • Statehood: June 1, 1792
  • Counties: 120
  • Capital: Frankfort
  • Website: kentucky.gov
  • Land Area: 40,411 sq miles
  • 2010 Population: 4,339,367

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