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Hazard, Kentucky
Hazard, Kentucky

Hazard, the seat of Perry county, is located on the North Fork of the Kentucky River. It was founded in 1821 and named, like the county, for Oliver Hazard Perry. Hazard was incorporated in 1884. The first post office opened in 1824 as Perry Court House and was renamed Hazard in 1854. The population in 2010 was 4,456.

Hazard is the home of Hazard Community and Technical College.

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