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Christian County, Kentucky

511 S Main St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 887-4105
Fax: (270) 885-5925
www.christiancounty.org

On southwestern border of KY, west of Bowling Green; established Dec 13, 1796 from Logan County. Name Origin: For William Christian (1743-86), attorney and legislator, brother-in-law of Patrick Henry (1736-99)

Area (sq mi):: 724.01 (land 721.32; water 2.69) Population per square mile: 97.20
Population 2005: 70,145 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 4.80% Population 2000: 72,265 (White 68.10%; Black or African American 23.70%; Hispanic or Latino 4.80%; Asian 0.90%; Other 5.40%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 27.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,611; median household $31,177; Population below poverty level: 15.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,110-$24,464
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 17.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hopkinsville County seat (28,953)

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    Christian County, Missouri

    100 W Church St Rm 206
    Ozark, MO 65721
    Phone: (417) 581-6360
    Fax: (417) 581-8331
    www.christiancountymo.gov

    In southwestern MO, south of Springfield; organized Mar 8, 1859 from Taney, Greene, and Webster counties. Name Origin: For Col. William Christian (1743-86), army officer, Indian fighter, and legislator; brother-in-law of Revolutionary leader Patrick Henry (1736-99)

    Area (sq mi):: 564.05 (land 563.16; water 0.89) Population per square mile: 119.40
    Population 2005: 67,266 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 23.90%; 1990-2000 66.30% Population 2000: 54,285 (White 96.50%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 34.50
    Income 2000: per capita $18,422; median household $38,085; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,808-$23,634
    Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Springfield County seat (150,704)
  • Nixa (14,617)
  • Ozark County seat (14,457)

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    Christian County, Illinois

    PO Box 647
    Taylorville, IL 62568
    Phone: (217) 824-4969
    Fax: (217) 824-5105

    In central IL southwest of Decatur; organized as Dane County Feb 15, 1839 from Sangamon County; name changed Feb 1, 1840. Name Origin: For the county in KY, named for Col. William Christian (1743-86), army officer, Indian fighter, and legislator; brother-in-law of Patrick Henry (1736-99)

    Area (sq mi):: 715.71 (land 709.06; water 6.65) Population per square mile: 49.60
    Population 2005: 35,176 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 2.80% Population 2000: 35,372 (White 95.90%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 38.90
    Income 2000: per capita $17,937; median household $36,561; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,752-$24,658
    Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Taylorville County seat (11,318)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Clay, of Springfield, is the System Director of Public Safety at CoxHealth and a reserve lieutenant with the Christian County Sheriffs Office.
    When Christian County Republican Party Chairman Seth McMillan announced he would run against state Sen.
    This, he contended, allowed for such an exemption and gave North Carolina the authority to vote to be a Christian state and his county to be a Christian county.
    The Friends of the Christian County History Museum received a donation from Ozark Bank.
    That deal included the sale of the Harrison Daily Times and Newton County Times in northwest Arkansas, as well as the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, the Buffalo Reflex, the Cedar County Republican, the Christian County Headliner, the Marshfield Mail and the Nixa Xpress in Missouri.
    In 1808, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was born in Christian County, Kentucky.
    Stephen has used this same acquisition process that resulted in the first (pDMR) technology to be used for a public safety network in Christian County Kentucky.
    This year's winners were David Hunt from Rossview High School, who will be attending the Colorado School of Mines; Taylor Martell from Rossview High School, who will be attending the University of Alabama--Tuscaloosa; Rachael Sanders from Clarksville High School, who will be attending Austin Peay State University; Emily Jean Stinnet from Northeast High School, who will be attending the University of Pennsylvania; Mackenzie Wyatt from Christian County High School, who will be attending the University of Kentucky; and Tara Moore from Hopkinsville High School, who has received several letters of acceptance.
    5-billion Taylorville Energy Center proposed for Christian County died quietly.
    Land of Hope and Glory is too associated with the less than glorious history of empire for my tastes but Jerusalem has a fine melody, appropriate lyrics for a nominally Christian county and a clear link to the struggle to obtain votes for all.
    Steve Tribble, judge/executive of Christian County, Kentucky, on a planned road project threatened by an earmark ban, quoted in The New York Times, February 8

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