Bracken County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Bracken County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,488.[1] Its county seat is Brooksville.[2]

Bracken County
Bracken County Courthouse in Brooksville
Bracken County Courthouse in Brooksville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Bracken County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°41′N 84°05′W / 38.69°N 84.08°W / 38.69; -84.08
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forWilliam Bracken
Largest cityAugusta
 • Total209 sq mi (540 km2)
 • Land206 sq mi (530 km2)
 • Water3.3 sq mi (9 km2)  1.6%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density41/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th


Bracken County was formed as Kentucky's 23rd county in 1796 from parts of Mason and Campbell counties.[3][4]


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26.
  4. "Bracken County". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. 2000. Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014.