Lyon County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Lyon County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,314.[1] Its county seat is Eddyville.[2] The county was formed in 1854 and named for former Congressman Chittenden Lyon.[3][4]

Lyon County
Lyon County Courthouse in Eddyville, Kentucky.
Lyon County Courthouse in Eddyville, Kentucky.
Map of Kentucky highlighting Lyon 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°03′32″N 88°06′49″W / 37.058964°N 88.113643°W / 37.058964; -88.113643
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forChittenden Lyon
Largest cityEddyville
 • Total257 sq mi (670 km2)
 • Land214 sq mi (550 km2)
 • Water43 sq mi (110 km2)  17%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density39/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st


  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. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 36.
  4. Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 489. ISBN 9780722249208.