Interstate 65 is a major Interstate Highway in the central United States. As with most interstates that end in a five, it is a major cross-country, north-south route, connecting the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes, its southern terminus is located at an interchange with I-10 in Mobile and its northern terminus is at an interchange with I-90, U. S. Route 12, U. S. Route 20 in Gary, just southeast of Chicago. I-65 connects several major metropolitan areas in Southern United States, it connects the four largest cities in Alabama: Mobile, Montgomery and Huntsville. It serves as one of the main north–south routes through Nashville, Tennessee. In the state of Alabama, I-65 passes through or near four of the state's major metropolitan areas: Mobile, Montgomery and Huntsville. I-65 begins its path northward in Mobile at its junction with I-10. From I-10, I-65 runs west of downtown Mobile and through the northern suburbs of the city before turning northeasterly towards Montgomery. In Montgomery, I-65 connects with the southern terminus of I-85.
In Birmingham, I-65 has an interchange with I-20/I-59. North of downtown, I-22 branches off I-65 towards Memphis. From Birmingham, I-65 continues north. A few miles north of the river, it interchanges with I-565, a short spur route which provides access to Huntsville, it continues northwards out of the Tennessee Valley to the state of Tennessee, towards Nashville. I-65 enters Tennessee from the south near the town of Ardmore and passes through rural territory for 65 miles, it passes Lewisburg. It reaches the outer parts of Columbia and making its way to Saturn Parkway, which brings travelers to the town of Spring Hill. I-65 continues on to reach I-840 and progresses until it intersects SR 96 at Franklin; the highway goes through Brentwood, Madison, White House, close to Portland, this highway passes into the state of Kentucky. I-65 enters the state five miles south of Franklin. Throughout its length, it passes near Mammoth Cave National Park, Bernheim Forest, the National Corvette Museum and the Fort Knox Military Reservation.
The first major intersection in the state is with I-165 at Bowling Green. I-65 has intersections with three of the parkways in the state; the first major junction is with the Cumberland Parkway near Rocky Hill. At Elizabethtown, it has two more parkway interchanges with the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway and the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway. I-65 has interchanges with I-265, I-264, I-64, I-71; the widest stretch of Interstate 65 in its entirety is in Louisville at Kentucky Route 1065, where the main line is 14 lanes wide. The highway crosses the Ohio River into Indiana on the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge and Abraham Lincoln Bridge; the latter bridge opened in October 2016 as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project. Prior to the project, the Kennedy Bridge carried traffic in both directions; the project included reconstruction of the I-65/I-64/I-71 convergence interchange just south of the Kennedy Bridge, plus renovating the older span to carry six lanes of southbound traffic.
Additionally, a second six-lane cable-stayed bridge 12 miles upstream on the Ohio, the Lewis and Clark Bridge, was built as part of the project, opening in December 2016 to complete the I-265 loop around Louisville. At one time, the stretch of I-65 from Louisville to Elizabethtown was a toll road bearing the Kentucky Turnpike name; the bonds that financed the road have been paid off, tolls are no longer collected. All signs of the former turnpike have been removed. On November 15, 2006, the stretch of I-65 from Bowling Green to Louisville was renamed the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Highway. On February 12, 2007, a bill passed the Kentucky Senate to rename I-65 in Jefferson County the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway. Signs were posted July 25, 2007. On July 15, 2007, Kentucky highway officials raised its speed limits on Interstate and State Parkway highways to 70 miles per hour; until that date, Kentucky was the only state along I-65's path. I-65 enters Indiana at Clarksville. Miles 0–9 were rebuilt and realigned from north of Sellersburg to the Ohio River during 2008–10, giving great traffic relief to the fast-growing Indiana suburbs of Louisville.
Over 300,000 of the 1.5 million persons in Louisville's CMSA live in its Indiana counties. The section of I-65 in downtown Indianapolis overlaps I-70; the junctions are referred to as the "North Split" and the "South Split", forming a section of Interstate locally known as the "Inner Loop" or "The Spaghetti Bowl" due to the visual complexity of the overlapping freeways. In mid-March 2007, a 6-mile section of I-70 from the North Split to I-465 east of downtown was restricted to automobiles only for the "Super 70" project, a massive rebuild and expansion of that freeway. Trucks over 13 short tons were forced to divert through I-65 if coming from the north and use the circular I-465 to the south to reconnect to I-70 eastbound. Westbound traffic from I-70 was required to loop north or south along I-465 to get to I-65 or I-70; the Super 70 project was completed in November 2007. In the middle of 2003, the portion of I-65 that runs concurrently with I-70 was closed to all traffic due to the "HyperFix" project.
During that time, a new concrete surface was installed and the overpasses were upgraded. In 1999, the 25-mile segment of I-65 between the two I-465 interchan
Middletown is an independent, home rule-class city in Jefferson County, United States, a former neighborhood of Louisville. The population was 7,218 at the 2010 census. Eastern High School is located in Middletown; the city is home to the main campus of the largest church in the state, the Southeast Christian Church. The City of Middletown was incorporated in 1797 by the Jefferson County Court on 500 acres of land lying on a branch of the forks of Beargrass Creek that belonged to Jacob Meyers and Culberth Harrison. Though there is no recorded explanation why the city was named Middletown, it is believed that that name was chosen because the town was in the "middle" of the two older cities of Louisville, founded June 24, 1778, Shelbyville, founded December 20, 1792. In 1871 the Kentucky General Assembly amended the original charter to increase Middletown's boundaries. After failing to hold elections and collect taxes after 1919, Circuit Judge McCauley Smith dissolved the city's charter on July 26, 1960, Middletown lost its 163-year-old city status.
The city's charter was restored as a sixth-class city on August 7, 1976 with a commission form of government. On July 15, 1982, this was upgraded to the status of a fourth-class city. Middletown is located at 38°14′36″N 85°31′51″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.10 square miles, of which 5.04 square miles is land and 0.061 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 7,218 people, 3,292 households, 1,966 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,414.9 people per square mile. There were 3,547 housing units at an average density of 695.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 87.1% White, 7.1% African American, 0.11% Native American or Alaska Native, 2.8% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.2% of the population. There were 3,292 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 40.3% were non-families.
35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.86. The age distribution was 21.4% under 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, 18.4% who were 65 or older. The median age was 43.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,744 people, 2,391 households, 1,654 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,181.4 people per square mile. There were 2,543 housing units at an average density of 523.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.39% White, 5.54% African American, 0.30% Native American or Alaska Native, 1.44% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.50% of the population. There were 2,391 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.8% were non-families.
26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92. The age distribution was 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $53,608, the median income for a family was $61,667. Males had a median income of $45,417 versus $33,135 for females; the per capita income for the city was $26,660. About 2.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over. City website Chamber of Commerce Middletown Fire Department "America's Emptiest Cities", Forbes.com, 02.12.09 at Archive.today "Middletown: As a Prime Stagecoach Stop, the Community Saw Much of Its Activity Centered on Two Thriving Inns" — Article by Kay Stewart of The Courier-Journal
Fayette County, Kentucky
Fayette County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 295,803, making it the second-most populous county in the commonwealth, its territory and government are coextensive with the city of Lexington, which serves as the county seat. Fayette County is part of the Lexington -- KY Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fayette County—originally Fayette County, Virginia—was established by the Virginia General Assembly in June 1780, when it abolished and subdivided Kentucky County into three counties: Fayette and Lincoln. Together, these counties and those set off from them in that decade separated from Virginia in 1792 to become the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Fayette County included land which makes up 37 present-day counties and parts of 7 others, it was reduced to its present boundaries in 1799. The county is named for the Marquis de LaFayette, who came to America to support the rebelling English colonies in the American Revolutionary War. On January 1, 1974, Fayette County merged its government with that of its county seat of Lexington, creating a consolidated city-county governed by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 286 square miles, of which 284 square miles is land and 1.9 square miles is water. Scott County Bourbon County Clark County Madison County Jessamine County Woodford County As of the census of 2010, there were 295,803 people, 123,043 households, 69,661 families residing in the county; the population density was 1,034 people per square mile. There were 135,160 housing units at an average density of 473 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 75.7% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.7% from other races, 2.5% from two or more races. 6.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 123,043 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.4% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.3 and the average family size was 2.94. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 21, 62.4% from 21 to 65. 10.5 % were 65 years of older. The median age was 33.7 years. 50.8% of the population was female. The median income for a household in the county was $47,469, the median income for a family was $66,690. Males had a median income of $44,343 versus $35,716 for females; the per capita income for the county was $28,345. About 11.1% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over. Schools in the county are operated by Fayette County Public Schools. Henry Clay High School Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Frederick Douglass High School Bryan Station High School Lafayette High School Tates Creek High School STEAM Academy - fcps.net The Lexington School Sayre School Lexington Christian Academy Christ the King School Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School Saints Peter and Paul School Seton Catholic School Blue Grass Baptist School Redwood Cooperative School Lexington Catholic High School Lexington Christian Academy Sayre School Trinity Christian Academy Blue Grass Baptist School Unlike all of the rest of Kentucky, Fayette County has trended towards the Democratic Party in recent years rather than away from them.
Between 1964 and 1996 it always voted for the Republican nominee. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the county by the biggest margin since Lyndon Johnson in 1964, although it was one of only two counties in the entire Commonwealth to vote for her, the other being Jefferson County, home to the city of Louisville. Lexington Bracktown Cadentown Jimtown Smithtown Little Georgetown Pralltown National Register of Historic Places listings in Fayette County, Kentucky Kentucky State Data Center Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Fayette County Prosecutor's Office Fayette County Sheriff's Office
Boyd County, Kentucky
Boyd County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,542; the county seat is Catlettsburg, its largest city is Ashland. The county was formed in 1860, its 160 square miles are found at the northeastern edge of the state near the Ohio River and Big Sandy River, nestled in the verdant rolling hills of Appalachia. Boyd County is part of the WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. Boyd County was the 107th of 120 counties formed in the state of Kentucky and was established in 1860 from parts of surrounding Greenup and Lawrence counties, it was named for Linn Boyd of Paducah, former U. S. congressman, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, who died in 1859 soon after being elected lieutenant governor of Kentucky. The earliest evidence of human habitation in Boyd County exists in the forms of numerous earthen mounds containing human skeletons and burial goods giving evidence that prehistoric Native Americans inhabited the area. A 1973 archeological find revealed a serpent-shaped mound built of rocks dating to 2000 BC and stretching for 900 feet along a ridge parallel to the Big Sandy River south of Catlettsburg.
One of the early settlers in what is now Boyd County was Charles Smith, from Virginia. A veteran of the French and Indian War who had served under Col. George Washington in 1754, Smith received for that service 400 acres around Chadwicks Creek, where he built a cabin in 1774. Smith died in 1776 and in 1797 this land passed to Alexander Catlett for whom the town of Catlettsburg is named; the Poage family arrived from Staunton, Virginia, in October 1799 and formed Poage's Landing renamed the city of Ashland. The first courthouse built in 1861 was replaced in 1912. Members of the Poage family built the steam-powered Clinton iron furnace in 1832, the earliest industry in present-day Boyd County. A total of twenty-nine charcoal-fueled iron furnaces operated on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, seven of them in present-day Boyd County; the Kentucky Iron and Manufacturing Company was incorporated on March 8, 1854, it laid out the town of Ashland within Greenup County. The company purchased thousands of acres of coal and ore lands throughout the county.
It invested US$210,000 in bonds of the Lexington & Big Sandy River Railroad Company, with the stipulation that the eastern division of that line extend into Ashland instead of ending, as planned, in Catlettsburg. The early presence of the railroad in Ashland was responsible for this city becoming the dominant municipality of the county. Ashland furnace was sold to American Rolling Mill Company in 1921, which developed into Armco Steel Corporation. In 1963 Armco constructed the Amanda furnace, one of the largest blast furnaces in the world. Known today as AK Steel, the industry remains a major employer in northeastern Kentucky. Ashland Oil, Inc. at one time the largest corporation headquartered in Kentucky, was started in 1924 at Leach Station, south of Catlettsburg, by Paul G. Blazer. Best known for their Valvoline Oil products, Ashland Oil relocated to Covington, Kentucky in 1999, merged with Marathon Oil, sold its remaining petroleum shares to Marathon in 2005, dissolving their petroleum division.
The original oil refinery, located in Catlettsburg, is still in operation today and is owned by Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Calgon Carbon constructed the Big Sandy Plant in 1961 and it has since became the world's largest producer of granular activated carbon; the facility produces in excess of 100 million pounds of granular activated carbon annually. Since 2007, Boyd County allows, with a permit, alcohol sales in restaurants that seat over 100 people and derive at least 70% of their income from food sales; the one exception is three election precincts within the city of Ashland, where all retail alcohol sales are allowed with a permit. This makes the county a limited county with a wet city. Prior to 2007, alcohol sale in all areas of Boyd County, with the exception of Ashland, was prohibited. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 162 square miles, of which 160 square miles is land and 2.2 square miles is water. Greenup County Lawrence County, Ohio Wayne County, West Virginia Lawrence County Carter County As of the census of 2000, there were 49,752 people, 20,010 households, 14,107 families residing in the county.
The population density was 311 per square mile. There were 21,976 housing units at an average density of 137 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.97% White, 2.55% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.14% from other races, 0.88% from two or more races. 1.12 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 20,010 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.50% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.86. The age distribution was 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,749, the median income for a family was $41,125. Males had a median income of $35,728 versus $22,591 for females
Indiana is a U. S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 17th most populous of the 50 United States, its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U. S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, Illinois to the west. Before becoming a territory, various indigenous peoples and Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Since its founding as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern United States. Indiana has a diverse economy with a gross state product of $359.12 billion in 2017. Indiana has several metropolitan areas with populations greater than 100,000 and a number of smaller industrial cities and towns. Indiana is home to professional sports teams, including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and the NBA's Indiana Pacers, hosts several notable athletic events, such as the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 motorsports races.
The state's name means "Land of the Indians", or "Indian Land". It stems from Indiana's territorial history. On May 7, 1800, the United States Congress passed legislation to divide the Northwest Territory into two areas and named the western section the Indiana Territory. In 1816, when Congress passed an Enabling Act to begin the process of establishing statehood for Indiana, a part of this territorial land became the geographic area for the new state. A resident of Indiana is known as a Hoosier; the etymology of this word is disputed, but the leading theory, as advanced by the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Indiana Historical Society, has "Hoosier" originating from Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee as a term for a backwoodsman, a rough countryman, or a country bumpkin. The first inhabitants in what is now Indiana were the Paleo-Indians, who arrived about 8000 BC after the melting of the glaciers at the end of the Ice Age. Divided into small groups, the Paleo-Indians were nomads, they created stone tools made out of chert by chipping and flaking.
The Archaic period, which began between 5000 and 4000 BC, covered the next phase of indigenous culture. The people developed new tools as well as techniques to cook food, an important step in civilization; such new tools included different types of spear knives, with various forms of notches. They made ground-stone tools such as woodworking tools and grinding stones. During the latter part of the period, they built earthwork mounds and middens, which showed that settlements were becoming more permanent; the Archaic period ended at about 1500 BC, although some Archaic people lived until 700 BC. The Woodland period commenced around 1500 BC. During this period, the people created ceramics and pottery, extended their cultivation of plants. An early Woodland period group named the Adena people had elegant burial rituals, featuring log tombs beneath earth mounds. In the middle portion of the Woodland period, the Hopewell people began developing long-range trade of goods. Nearing the end of the stage, the people developed productive cultivation and adaptation of agriculture, growing such crops as corn and squash.
The Woodland period ended around 1000 AD. The Mississippian culture emerged, lasting from 1000 AD until the 15th century, shortly before the arrival of Europeans. During this stage, the people created large urban settlements designed according to their cosmology, with large mounds and plazas defining ceremonial and public spaces; the concentrated settlements depended on the agricultural surpluses. One such complex was the Angel Mounds, they had large public areas such as plazas and platform mounds, where leaders lived or conducted rituals. Mississippian civilization collapsed in Indiana during the mid-15th century for reasons that remain unclear; the historic Native American tribes in the area at the time of European encounter spoke different languages of the Algonquian family. They included the Shawnee and Illini, they were joined by refugee tribes from eastern regions including the Delaware who settled in the White and Whitewater River Valleys. In 1679, French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was the first European to cross into Indiana after reaching present-day South Bend at the Saint Joseph River.
He returned the following year to learn about the region. French-Canadian fur traders soon arrived, bringing blankets, tools and weapons to trade for skins with the Native Americans. By 1702, Sieur Juchereau established the first trading post near Vincennes. In 1715, Sieur de Vincennes built Fort Miami at Kekionga, now Fort Wayne. In 1717, another Canadian, Picote de Beletre, built Fort Ouiatenon on the Wabash River, to try to control Native American trade routes from Lake Erie to the Mississippi River. In 1732, Sieur de Vincennes built a second fur trading post at Vincennes. French Canadian settlers, who had left the earlier post because of hostilities, returned in larger numbers. In a period of a few years, British colonists arrived from the East and contended against the Canadians for control of the lucrative fur trade. Fighting between the French and British colonists occurred throughout the 1750s as a result; the Native American tribes of Indiana sided with th
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is Kentucky's state-funded agency charged with building and maintaining federal highways and Kentucky state highways, as well as regulating other transportation related issues. The Transportation Cabinet is led by the Kentucky Secretary of Transportation, appointed by the governor of Kentucky; the current Secretary is Greg Thomas, appointed by Republican Governor Matt Bevin. As of October 2012, KYTC maintains 27,562.975 miles of roadways in the state. The Transportation Cabinet is composed of four operating Departments, headed by Commissioners, ten support offices, headed by Executive Directors; those units are subdivided into Divisions headed by Directors. Secretary Deputy Secretary Office of the Secretary Office of Budget and Fiscal Management Division of Accounts Division of Purchases Office of Audits Division of Road Fund Audits Division of Audit Services Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development Office of the Inspector General Office of Human Resource Management Division of Personnel Administration Division of Employee Management Division of Professional Development & Organizational Management Office of Legal Services Office of Support Services Division of Facilities Support Division of Graphic Design & Printing Office of Public Affairs Office of Information Technology Office of Transportation Delivery Department of Highways - responsible for designing and constructing state highways Division of Program Management Office of Project Development Division of Planning Division of Structural Design Division of Highway Design Division of Environmental Analysis Division of Right of Way & Utilities Division of Professional Services Office of Project Delivery and Preservation Division of Construction Division of Materials Division of Construction Procurement Division of Equipment Division of Traffic Operations Division of Maintenance Office of Highway Safety Division of Incident Management Division of Highway Safety Programs Motorcycle Advisory Commission for Highway Safety Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Commission District Offices 1-12 Department of Aviation - responsible for promoting the use and safety of Kentucky's airports Capital City Airport Division Greater Commonwealth Aviation Division Kentucky Airport Zoning Commission Department of Rural and Municipal Aid - provides aid and assistance for local governments to improve transportation infrastructure Office of Local Programs Kentucky Bicycle & Bikeway Commission Office of Rural and Secondary Roads Department of Vehicle Regulation - oversees regulations for the use and operation of motor vehicles Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing Division of Motor Carriers Division of Driver Licensing Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission KYTC organizes the state into twelve highway districts: Official website
Montgomery County, Kentucky
Montgomery County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,499, its county seat is Mount Sterling. With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a moist county—a county in which alcohol sales are prohibited, but containing a "wet" city where package alcohol sales are allowed, in this case Mount Sterling. Montgomery County is part of the Mount Sterling, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Lexington-Fayette-Richmond-Frankfort, KY Combined Statistical Area. In 1793 Shoe Boots led Cherokee and Shawnee warriors in a raid on Morgan's Station, in what was known as the last Indian raid in Kentucky; some settlers were killed and two adolescent girls, including Clarinda Allington, were taken captive and the party returned to Cherokee territory. Believing he had saved Clarinda's life, Shoe Boots married her, they had three children together, he was a successful leader. Several years Clarinda gained a visit back to her family in Kentucky with her children and decided to stay.
They could not support her. Montgomery County was established in 1796 from land given by Clark County. Montgomery was the 22nd Kentucky county in order of formation. Montgomery County was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. An alternative story holds that the County was named for Thomas Montgomery from Virginia, who served in the Revolutionary War. In 1793 Thomas Montgomery settled in Mt. Sterling. In 1805, Thomas Montgomery moved on to Indiana. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 199 square miles, of which 197 square miles is land and 1.5 square miles is water. Bourbon County Bath County Menifee County Powell County Clark County As of the census of 2000, there were 22,554 people, 8,902 households, 6,436 families residing in the county; the population density was 114 per square mile. There were 9,682 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 95.07% White, 3.48% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, 0.82% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 8,902 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.70% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93. The age distribution was 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,746, the median income for a family was $36,939.
Males had a median income of $31,428 versus $20,941 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,701. About 12.50% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.10% of those under age 18 and 17.30% of those age 65 or over. Camargo Jeffersonville Judy Levee Mount Sterling National Register of Historic Places listings in Montgomery County, Kentucky The Kentucky Highlands Project History of Gibson County, Gil Storment, 1914