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Breckinridge County, Kentucky

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Breckinridge County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 20,432.[1] Its county seat is Hardinsburg, Kentucky.[2] The county was named for John Breckinridge (1760–1806), a Kentucky Attorney General, state legislator, United States Senator, and United States Attorney General.[3][4] It was the 38th Kentucky county in order of formation.[5] Breckinridge County is now a wet county, following a local-option election on January 29, 2013, but it had been a dry county for the previous 105 years.

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Breckinridge County
Breckinridge County, Kentucky courthouse in Hardinsburg
Breckinridge County, Kentucky courthouse in Hardinsburg
Map of Kentucky highlighting Breckinridge County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
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Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°46′N 86°26′W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_Kentucky.svg Kentucky
Named forJohn Breckinridge
Largest cityHardinsburg
  Total586 sq mi (1,520 km2)
  Land567 sq mi (1,470 km2)
  Water18 sq mi (50 km2)  3.2%
20,943 Increase
  Density35/sq mi (13/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd