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Webster County, Kentucky
Webster County Courthouse Kentucky
Webster County Courthouse in Dixon, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Webster County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1860
Named for Daniel Webster (1782–1852), American statesman.
Seat Dixon
Largest city Providence
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

335.68 sq mi (869 km²)
334.75 sq mi (867 km²)
0.93 sq mi (2 km²), 0.28%
 - (2000)
 - Density

42/sq mi (16/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Webster County was formed in 1860 from parts of the counties of Henderson, Hopkins, and Union.[1] As of 2000, the population is 14,120. Its county seat is Dixon[2]. The county was named for American statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852). It was mainly pro-Confederate during the American Civil War and was the site several skirmishes and some guerrilla warfare. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Webster County is part of the Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Webster County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 335.68 square miles (869.4 km2), of which 334.75 square miles (867.0 km2) (or 99.72%) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2) (or 0.28%) is water.[3]

Adjacent countiesEdit


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 14,120 people, 5,560 households, and 4,053 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 per square mile (16 /km2). There were 6,250 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 4.67% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,560 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,529, and the median income for a family was $38,208. Males had a median income of $31,149 versus $20,375 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,657. About 12.40% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

Government officialsEdit

  • County Judge/Executive - James "Jim" Townsend
  • Magistrate - Tony Felker
  • Magistrate - Pete O'Nan
  • County Attorney - William Prow
  • Coroner - Larry Vanover
  • Sheriff - Frankie Springfield
  • Jailer - Terry Elder
  • County Surveyor - Garland Whitledge
  • Property Valuation Administrator - Jeffrey Kelley
  • County Clerk - Valerie Franklin
  • Circuit Clerk - Amy Villines

National Association of Counties[5]

Notable nativesEdit

See alsoEdit


Coordinates: 37°31′N 87°41′W / 37.52, -87.68

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