Muhlenberg county is in the Western Coal Field region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 355 to 760 feet above sea level.
It was formed in 1799 from Christian and Logan counties. Muhlenberg county was a source of McLean (1854) county. The county seat is Greenville.
In 2020 the county population was 30,928 in a land area of 467.08 square miles, an average of 66.2 people per square mile.
The equine population was 1,300 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Muhlenberg county is in the Central City micro statistical area and the Pennyrile Area Development District.
Muhlenberg county was named for General John Peter Muhlenberg, who served in the American Revolution.
Muhlenberg county is the home of Lake Malone State Park.
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