Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Map of Hart County, Kentucky

Hart county is in the Pennyrile region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 421 to 1156 feet above sea level.

It was formed in 1819 from Barren and Hardin counties. The county seat is Munfordville. Hart county was a source of Edmonson (1825) county.

In 2020 the county population was 19,288 in a land area of 412.09 square miles, an average of 46.8 people per square mile.

The equine population was 3,300 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.

Hart county is in the Barren River Area Development District. It is in the Appalachian region according to the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Hart county was named for Captain Nathaniel Gray Smith Hart, a lawyer from Lexington who was killed at the River Raisin during the War of 1812.

Mammoth Cave National Park extends into Hart county west of Horse Cave.

Census Census Data Hart County Seat Hart County Overview Google Map County Map Historical Markers National Register Cooperative Extension Pascal, Kentucky Mammoth Cave National Park Eudora, Kentucky Munfordville, Kentucky Bonnieville, Kentucky Horse Cave, Kentucky Hardin County, Kentucky Edmonson County, Kentucky Barren County, Kentucky Metcalfe County, Kentucky Green County, Kentucky LaRue County, Kentucky Grayson County, Kentucky

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