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GREENUP COUNTY is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky
Kentucky
. As of the 2010 census , the population was 36,910. The county was founded in 1803 and named in honor of Christopher Greenup
Christopher Greenup
. Its county seat is Greenup .

Greenup County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Law and government

* 3 Geography

* 3.1 Features * 3.2 Major highways * 3.3 Adjacent counties

* 4 Demographics * 5 Politics

* 6 Education

* 6.1 Public school districts

* 7 Places of interest * 8 Alcohol sales * 9 Communities * 10 Notable residents * 11 See also * 12 References * 13 External links

HISTORY

Greenup County was formed by an act of the General Assembly of Kentucky
Kentucky
on December 12, 1803 from Mason County which covered the majority of eastern Kentucky
Kentucky
at the time.

Three courthouses have served Greenup County. The first courthouse, built of logs, was replaced by a brick structure in 1811.

LAW AND GOVERNMENT

The current officials of Greenup County are:

* County Judge/Executive : ROBERT W. CARPENTER * County Commissioner: TONY QUILLEN * County Commissioner: BILLY STEPHENS * County Commissioner: MICHAEL HIENEMAN * County Attorney: MICHAEL WILSON * County Coroner: NEIL WRIGHT * County Jailer: MIKE WORTHINGTON * County Treasurer: CAROL VINSON * County Sheriff: KEITH COOPER * County Surveyor: ANTHONY KEIBLER * Property Valuation Administrator: BOBBY HALL * County Clerk: PATRICIA HIENEMAN * Circuit Court Clerk: ALLEN REED

Greenup County is a part of the 20th Judicial Circuit (general jurisdiction) and the 20th Judicial District (limited jurisdiction) of the Kentucky
Kentucky
Court of Justice (the state's unified court system), which also includes neighboring Lewis County . The officials in the 20th Judicial Circuit are:

* Circuit Court , Division 1 (General/Felony Division): ROBERT B. CONLEY * Circuit Court, Division 2 (Family Court Division): JEFFREY L. PRESTON * Commonwealth\'s Attorney (felony prosecutor): MELVIN C. LEONHART

The judge in the 20th Judicial District is:

* District Court: BRIAN C. MCCLOUD

Misdemeanor criminal cases brought in District Court are prosecuted by the County Attorney's office.

GEOGRAPHY

According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the county has a total area of 354 square miles (920 km2), of which 344 square miles (890 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (2.8%) is water.

FEATURES

Like most eastern Kentucky
Kentucky
counties, Greenup County is predominantly made up of rolling hills and valleys. The land in the Ohio River valley is generally flat and mostly populated by industry, commerce and residential development. Beyond this the land gives way to a series of hills and valleys that are representative of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is relatively sparsely inhabited by farmers. Among these hills, popular fishing spots can be found among the Little Sandy River , Greenbo Lake , and Tygarts Creek . Greenup County's land is still predominantly covered by forest with minimal clear cutting of the old forests.

Greenup County's soil has long been supportive of a healthy agriculture and livestock industry. Traditionally, this has meant a sizeable tobacco base and cattle ranching, but in recent years, as traditional agriculture products have come under the dominance of agri-corporations, growth has been seen in non-traditional products such as American Quarter Horses , ostriches , and marijuana .

MAJOR HIGHWAYS

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Census
1790-1960 1900-1990 1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 36,891 people, 14,536 households, and 11,032 families residing in the county. The population density was 107 per square mile (41/km2). There were 15,977 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.07% White , 0.57% Black or African American , 0.19% Native American , 0.38% Asian , 0.15% from other races , and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,536 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,142, and the median income for a family was $38,928. Males had a median income of $35,475 versus $21,198 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,137. About 11.60% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line , including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

POLITICS

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS YEAR REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATIC THIRD PARTIES

2016 70.9% 11,546 25.5% 4,146 3.6% 585

2012 58.4% 8,855 39.7% 6,027 1.9% 286

2008 56.0% 8,849 41.9% 6,621 2.1% 328

2004 52.9% 8,696 46.4% 7,630 0.7% 109

2000 49.3% 7,233 48.9% 7,164 1.8% 266

1996 38.5% 5,370 49.3% 6,883 12.2% 1,703

1992 34.5% 4,975 50.1% 7,214 15.4% 2,225

1988 48.4% 6,559 51.3% 6,956 0.3% 43

1984 51.5% 7,451 47.9% 6,923 0.6% 88

1980 48.0% 6,857 49.9% 7,126 2.0% 292

1976 42.1% 5,062 57.3% 6,880 0.6% 71

1972 59.7% 6,828 39.3% 4,491 1.0% 118

1968 43.7% 4,698 43.6% 4,689 12.7% 1,368

1964 37.6% 6,680 62.1% 4,045 0.4% 39

1960 53.8% 6,101 46.2% 5,245 0.0% 0

1956 51.9% 5,464 47.9% 5,045 0.3% 29

1952 48.0% 4,354 52.0% 4,716 0.1% 8

1948 42.5% 3,168 56.1% 4,186 1.4% 104

1944 49.3% 3,718 50.7% 3,821 0.0% 3

1940 46.0% 4,059 53.7% 4,742 0.3% 24

1936 45.9% 3,973 54.1% 4,686 0.0% 0

1932 40.3% 3,422 58.4% 4,963 1.3% 107

1928 64.4% 4,410 35.6% 2,435 0.0% 0

1924 47.3% 2,510 36.4% 1,932 16.3% 864

1920 52.2% 3,111 46.2% 2,754 1.6% 98

1916 48.4% 1,821 48.3% 1,820 3.3% 124

1912 28.6% 923 36.3% 1,172 35.1% 1,132

EDUCATION

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS

* Greenup County School District serves the cities of Greenup , Wurtland , South Shore and rural Greenup County. * Russell Independent School District serves the cities of Russell , Flatwoods and Bellefonte . * Raceland-Worthington Independent School District serves the cities of Raceland and Worthington .

PLACES OF INTEREST

* EastPark * Greenbo Lake State Resort Park * Raceland Race Course

ALCOHOL SALES

Greenup County is a moist county, meaning that sale of alcohol in the county is prohibited except in certain areas as voted on by the residents of the area, including at least one area where full retail sales are permitted. In the case of Greenup County, alcohol sales are permitted in two areas:

* The city of Russell allows the full retail sale of alcohol after previously allowing by the drink alcohol sales at restaurants which seat at least 100 diners and derive at least 70% of their total sales from food. * The Bellefonte Country Club in the city of Bellefonte allows alcohol sales under a provision that allows voters of an otherwise dry precinct to allow alcohol sales at a specific, voter approved, USGA regulation golf course .

COMMUNITIES

* Bellefonte * Flatwoods * Greenup (county seat) * Raceland * Russell * South Shore * Worthington * Wurtland

NOTABLE RESIDENTS

* Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus
– singer/actor, son of Ron Cyrus and father of Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
* Ron Cyrus – politician * Don Gullett
Don Gullett
Major League Baseball pitcher * Herb Roe – mural artist * John Stephenson – Major League Baseball player * Jesse Stuart Kentucky
Kentucky
Poet Laureate * Clint "Hawk" Thomas – baseball player for the New York Black Yankees of the Negro League
Negro League

SEE ALSO

* Kentucky
Kentucky
portal

* Dry counties
Dry counties
* National Register of Historic Places listings in Greenup County, Kentucky
Kentucky

REFERENCES

* ^ A B "State & County QuickFacts". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2014. * ^ http://www.kyenc.org/entry/g/GREEN06.html * ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. * ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky
Kentucky
Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. p. 243. Retrieved 26 July 2013. * ^ Federal Writers' Project (1996). The WPA Guide to Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky. p. 234. Retrieved 24 November 2013. * ^ "Greenup County Departments". Greenup Country Fiscal Court. Retrieved 2015-09-30. * ^ Kentucky
Kentucky
Court of Justice * ^ Office of the Attorney General - Commonwealth\'s and County Attorneys * ^ "2010 Census
Census
Gazetteer Files". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014. * ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. * ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2014. * ^ "Historical Census
Census
Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 14, 2014. * ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2014. * ^ " Census
Census
2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2014. * ^ "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau . Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. * ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS * ^ Wet and Dry Counties in Kentucky
Kentucky
as of 7/12/2010

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