Spencer County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Spencer County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,061.[1] Its county seat is Taylorsville.[2] The county was formed in 1824[3] and named for Kentucky's Captain Spier Spencer, who fought and died in the Battle of Tippecanoe.[4]

Spencer County
Spencer County Courthouse in Taylorsville
Spencer County Courthouse in Taylorsville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Spencer 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°02′N 85°19′W / 38.03°N 85.32°W / 38.03; -85.32
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forSpier Spencer
Largest cityTaylorsville
 • Total192 sq mi (500 km2)
 • Land187 sq mi (480 km2)
 • Water5.0 sq mi (13 km2)  2.6%
 • Total17,061
 • Estimate 
 • Density89/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts2nd, 4th


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. JOHN E. KLEBER, ed. (2000). "The Kentucky Encyclopedia". www.kyenc.org. Archived from the original on 2019-07-17. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  4. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 37.