Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Map of Ballard County, Kentucky

Ballard county is in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 285 to 495 feet above sea level.

It was formed in 1842 from Hickman and McCracken counties. The county seat is Wickliffe. Ballard county was a source of Carlisle (1886) county.

In 2020 the county population was 7,728 in a land area of 246.66 square miles, an average of 31.3 people per square mile.

The equine population was 300 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.

Ballard county is in the Paducah micro statistical area and the Purchase Area Development District.

Ballard county was named to honor Bland Ballard, who served in the military in the War of 1812 and elsewhere and in the Kentucky legislature.

Census Census Data Ballard County Seat Ballard County Overview Google Map County Map Historical Markers National Register Cooperative Extension Blandville, Kentucky Barlow, Kentucky La Center, Kentucky Kevil, Kentucky Wickliffe, Kentucky State of Missouri Graves County, Kentucky Carlisle County, Kentucky McCracken County, Kentucky Monkeys Eyebrow, Kentucky Lovelaceville, Kentucky State of Illinois

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