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Ballard County, Kentucky

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Ballard County was formed from portions of Hickman County and McCracken County. It was named for Bland Ballard, a Kentucky pioneer and soldier who served as a scout for General George Rogers Clark during the American Revolutionary War, and later commanded a company during the War of 1812. On February 17, 1880, the courthouse was destroyed by a fire, which also destroyed most of the county's early records. The county seat was transferred from Blandville to Wickliffe in 1882.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Bandana
  • Barlow
  • Blandville
  • Kevil
  • LaCenter
  • Lovelaceville
  • Monkey's Eyebrow
  • New York
  • Wickliffe



Ballard County Courthouse