Shelby County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States of America

Shelby County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 48,065.[1] Its county seat is Shelbyville.[2] The county was formed in 1792[3] and named for Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky.[4]

Shelby County
Former Shelby County courthouse in Shelbyville
Former Shelby County courthouse in Shelbyville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Shelby 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°13′N 85°11′W / 38.22°N 85.19°W / 38.22; -85.19
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forIsaac Shelby
Largest cityShelbyville
 • Total386 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Land380 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Water6.0 sq mi (16 km2)  1.6%
 • Total48,065
 • Density120/sq mi (48/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Shelby County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. RON D. BRYANT (7 April 2018). "The Kentucky Encyclopedia". Archived from the original on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 37.