Washington county is in the Outer Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
The elevation in the county ranges from 475 to 1020 feet above sea level.
It was formed in 1792 from Nelson county.
Washington county was a source of Anderson (1827) and
Marion (1834) counties.
The county seat is Springfield.
In 2010 the county population was 11,717 in a land area of 297.27 square
miles, an average of 39.4 people per square mile.
Washington county was named to honor
Washington county was the home of the family of Abraham Lincoln's mother,
after they left Virginia in 1784. The house is preserved at
Lincoln Homestead State Park,
north of Springfield.
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