Simpson County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Simpson County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,327.[1] Its county seat is Franklin.[2] It is in the Pennyroyal Plateau region.

Simpson County
Old Simpson County Courthouse in Franklin
Old Simpson County Courthouse in Franklin
Map of Kentucky highlighting Simpson County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°44′N 86°35′W / 36.74°N 86.58°W / 36.74; -86.58
Country United States
State Kentucky
Largest cityFranklin
 • Total236 sq mi (610 km2)
 • Land234 sq mi (610 km2)
 • Water2.3 sq mi (6 km2)  1.0%
 • Total17,327
 • Estimate 
 • Density73/sq mi (28/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 July 18, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.