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Powell County

The county was formed on January 7, 1852, by former Kentucky Governor, Lazarus W. Powell (whom the county was named after) from parts of Clark, Estill, and Montgomery counties. Powell County is home to Natural Bridge State Resort Park and the Red River Gorge which are two of Kentucky’s most important natural areas and ecotourism destinations. No to mention the third being the Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve. While the county has a total area of 180 square miles, it also has a population count of 12,613.