LaRue County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

LaRue County is a county in Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 14,867.[1] Its county seat is Hodgenville,[2] a city best known as the birthplace of United States President Abraham Lincoln.

LaRue County
LaRue County courthouse in Hodgenville in 2022
LaRue County courthouse in Hodgenville in 2022
Map of Kentucky highlighting LaRue 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°34′36″N 85°41′12″W / 37.5767°N 85.6867°W / 37.5767; -85.6867
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forJohn LaRue
Largest cityHodgenville
 • Total264 sq mi (680 km2)
 • Land262 sq mi (680 km2)
 • Water2.1 sq mi (5 km2)  0.8%
 • Total14,867
 • Density56/sq mi (22/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd


  1. "QuickFacts: LaRue County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.