Fayette County, Kentucky
county in Kentucky, United States
Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 295,803, making it the second-most populous county in the commonwealth. The city of Lexington is the county seat.
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Complex in Lexington
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette|
|• Total||286 sq mi (740 km2)|
|• Land||284 sq mi (740 km2)|
|• Water||1.9 sq mi (5 km2) 0.7%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,087/sq mi (420/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|