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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in LaRue County are Athertonville, Buffalo, Ginseng, Hardin County, Hodgenville, Lyons, Magnolia, Malt, Mount Sherman, Tanner, Tonieville, Upton, White City

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LaRue County is a county in the central region of the U.S. state of Kentucky, outside the Bluegrass Region and larger population centers. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 14,193. Its county seat is Hodgenville, which is best known as the birthplace of United States President Abraham Lincoln. The county was formed on March 4, 1843, from the southeast portion of Hardin County. It was named for John P. LaRue, an early settler.LaRue County is included in the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Louisville/Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Bardstown, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area. It is a prohibition or dry county.