Montgomery county is in the Outer Bluegrass region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 707 to 1447 feet above sea level.
It was formed in 1797 from Clark county. The county seat is Mount Sterling. Montgomery county was a source of Floyd (1800), Bath (1811), Powell (1852), and Menifee (1869) counties.
In 2020 the county population was 28,114 in a land area of 197.37 square miles, an average of 142.4 people per square mile.
The equine population was 1,600 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Montgomery county is in the Mount Sterling micro statistical area and the Gateway Area Development District. It is in the Appalachian region according to the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Montgomery county was named for General Richard Montgomery, who served in the American Revolution and was killed at Quebec City during the invasion of Canada in 1775.
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