Garrard County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Garrard County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 U. S. Census, the population was 16,912.[1] Its county seat is Lancaster.[2] The county was formed on December 17, 1796 and was named for James Garrard, who was Governor of Kentucky from 1796 to 1804.[3]

Garrard County
Garrard County Courthouse in Lancaster
Garrard County Courthouse in Lancaster
Map of Kentucky highlighting Garrard County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°38′22″N 84°32′15″W / 37.63958°N 84.53763°W / 37.63958; -84.53763
Country United States
State Kentucky
FoundedDecember 17, 1796
Named forJames Garrard
Largest cityLancaster
 • Total234 sq mi (610 km2)
 • Land230 sq mi (600 km2)
 • Water3.9 sq mi (10 km2)  1.7%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density74/sq mi (29/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. "Garrard County". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. 2000. Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2014.