Ballard County, Kentucky

Ballard Co., KY

Ballard Co., KY


Ballard County is located in extreme western Kentucky at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and is part of the region known as the Jackson Purchase. Comprising an area of 254 square miles, Ballard County, the ninety-third county in order of formation, was established on February 15, 1842, out of parts of Hickman and McCracken counties and named in honor of Capt. Bland Ballard, a participant in the battle of Fallen Timbers (1793) and the River Raisin (1813), and a member of the Kentucky General Assembly.

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Ballard County is bordered by the Ohio River on the north which separates it from Pulaski and Alexander counties in Illinois and Mississippi County, Missouri across the Mississippi River in the west. Kentucky counties Carlisle and McCracken share its southern and eastern boundaries, respectively.

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