Ballard County is located in extreme western Kentucky at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Comprising an area of 251 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.

The county is named in honor of Captain Bland Ballard (1761–1853), a frontiersman, participant in the Battle of Fallen Timbers (1793) and the River Raisin (1813), and one of the most daring spirits in early Kentucky history as well as a member of the Kentucky General Assembly. Ballard County is bordered by the Ohio river on the north and the Mississippi river on the west, and Carlisle and McCracken counties share its southern and eastern boundaries. Its county seat is Wickliffe, Kentucky.

Ballard County
Ballard County Fiscal Court
Street Address: 437 Ohio Street, Wickliffe, KY 42087
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 276, Wickliffe, KY 42087
Phone Number: (270) 335-5176
Fax Number: (270) 335-3010
Website: www.ballardcounty.ky.gov
Email: bcjudge@brtc.net
City of Barlow
City of Barlow
Street Address: 147 North 4th Street, Barlow, KY 42024
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 189, Barlow, KY 42024
Phone: (270) 334-3500
Fax: (270) 334-3564
Website: N/A
Email: barlowcityhall@galaxycable.net
City of LaCenter
City of LaCenter
Street Address: 333 Broadway, LaCenter, KY 42056
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 420, LaCenter, KY 42056
Phone: (270) 665-5162
Fax: (270) 665-9113
Website: N/A
Email: lacityhall@brtc.net
City of Kevil
City of Kevil
Street Address: 1009 Clyde Elrod Avenue, Kevil, KY 42053
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 70, Kevil, KY 42053
Phone: (270) 462-3104
Fax: (270) 462-3306
Website: N/AEmail: cok@brtc.net
City of Wickliffe
City of Wickliffe
Street Address: 321 Court Street, Wickliffe, KY 42087
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 175, Wickliffe, KY 42087
Phone: (270) 335-3557
Fax: (270) 335-3559
Website: N/A
Email: wcw@brtc.net

General Information

CategoryInformation
Date Established:February 15, 1842
Number in Order of Formation:93 (out of 120)
Population (2010):8,249
Land Area:251.16 Square Miles
Water Area:22.44 Square Miles
Population Density:32.8 people per square mile
Cost of Living Index:80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Other Contact Information

Chambers of Commerce
Ballard County Chamber of Commerce
547 West Kentucky Drive
LaCenter, KY 42056
Contact: Myra Hook
Phone: (270) 665-4793
Fax: (270) 665-8277
Website: www.ballardchamber.org
Email: bcchamberinfo@brtc.net
Economic Development Organizations

Ballard County Economic & Industrial Development Board
101 Liberty Drive, Suite 4
Kevil, KY4 2053
Contact: Terry Simmons
Phone: (270) 744-3232
Fax: (270) 744-3308
Website: N/A
Email: tls@sei-us.net

Census Population Developments

YearBallard CountyPurchase AreaKentuckyUSA
190010761137509214717476212168
191012690151873228990592228496
1920120451514632416630106021537
193099101485252614589123202624
194094801576252845627132164569
195085451502322944806151325798
196082911569373038156179323175
197082761673703218706203302031
198087981803483660777226542199
199079021813463685296248709873
200082861934954041769281421906
201082491963934339367308745538

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