Rowan county is in the Eastern Coal Field region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 625 to 1435 feet above sea level.
In 2010 the county population was 23,333 in a land area of 279.80 square miles, an average of 83.4 people per square mile.
The equine population was 1,000 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Rowan county is in the Gateway Area Development District.
Rowan county was named to honor John Rowan, representative and senator.
Most of the county is within the Daniel Boone National Forest.
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