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Jefferson County,
Kentucky

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HISTORY

    JEFFERSON COUNTY  was organized in 1780 and one of the first three counties formed out of the original Kentucky County, which was still part of Virginia at the time (the other two being Fayette and Lincoln). The county is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was governor of Virginia at the time. 
The last major American Indian raid in present-day Jefferson County was the Chenoweth Massacre on July 17, 1789.

Adjacent counties:

1. Bullitt County (south)
2. Shelby County (east)
3. Oldham County (northeast)
4. Spencer County (southeast)
5. Hardin County (southwest)
6. Clark County, Indiana (north)
7. Harrison County, Indiana (west)
8. Floyd County, Indiana (northwest)

County Seat:  Louisville
Year Organized: 1780 
Square Miles: ____ 
 

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