Edmonson county is in the Pennyrile and Western Coal Field regions of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 412 to 900 feet above sea level.
It was formed in 1826 from Grayson, Hart, and Warren counties. The county seat is Brownsville.
In 2020 the county population was 12,126 in a land area of 302.88 square miles, an average of 40.0 people per square mile.
The equine population was 900 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Edmonson county is in the Bowling Green metro statistical area and the Barren River Area Development District. It is in the Appalachian region according to the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Edmonson county was named for Captain John Edmonson, who served in the American Revolution and was killed in the War of 1812.
Much of eastern Edmonson county lies within Mammoth Cave National Park.
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