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County Formation of Lincoln Co., VA / KY, 1776-1811
 
Lincoln Co. was formed in 1780, at which time it encompassed the entire southern and western part of what would become the state of Kentucky in 1792.   Initially, settlement was concentrated in the eastern part of the county.  It gradually spread westwards, with new counties being formed in the wake of settlement.

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1776 Kentucky Co. formed from Fincastle Co., VA
(the new county included nearly all of what would become the state of Kentucky)
1780 Formation of Lincoln Co. from Kentucky Co.
1785/6 Mercer and Madison Cos. formed from Lincoln Co.
1792 Kentucky achieves statehood
1791 Green and Logan Cos. formed from Lincoln Co.
1796/7 part of Garrad Co. formed from part of Lincoln Co.
Warren and Christian Cos. formed from Logan Co.
1798/9 Pulaski Co. formed from Lincoln and Green Cos.
Livingston and Henderson Cos. formed from Christian Co.
Barren Co. formed from Green and Warren Cos.
Cumberland Co. formed from Green Co.
Muhlenberg Co. formed from Christian and Logan Cos.
1799/1800 Knox Co. formed from Lincoln Co.
1800/1 Wayne Co. formed from Pulaski, Green, and Cumberland Cos.
1801/2 Adair Co. formed from Green Co.
1804 Green Co. gained from Hardin Co.
Wayne Co. gained from Adair Co.
Adair Co. gained from Cumberland Co.
1805 Adair Co. exchanged with Cumberland Co.
1806 Casey Co. formed from Lincoln Co.
Hopkins Co. formed from Henderson Co.
part of Clay Co formed from parts of Madison and Knox Cos.
1808 Lincoln Co. gained from Casey Co.
1809 Caldwell Co. formed from Livingston Co.
Henderson Co. gained from Ohio Co.
1811 Union Co. formed from Henderson Co.
   
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