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Pulaski County

The county was founded in December 1798 from land given by Lincoln and Green counties and was named for Polish patriot Count Kazimierz Pulaski. Some recent history about the county, in the early 2010s, Lake Cumberland’s water level rose to its normal level after its drastic fall (which caused a drought in Pulaski County’s economy) and Somerset and Burnside went “wet”. Also, the area of downtown Burnside took a dramatic hit in its economy due to a severe drop in tourism percentage, causing businesses like the Seven Gables Motel to close their doors for good. With the county having a total area of 677 square miles, the population count is at 63,063 residents.