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Bourbon County, Kansas

210 S National Ave
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-3800
Fax: (620) 223-5832
www.bourboncountyks.org

On the southeastern border of KS; original county; organized Aug 25, 1855 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Bourbon County, KY, former home of Samuel A. Willliams, a member of the first KS legislature

Area (sq mi):: 638.82 (land 637.09; water 1.73) Population per square mile: 23.50
Population 2005: 14,997 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.50%; 1990-2000 2.80% Population 2000: 15,379 (White 93.30%; Black or African American 3.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,393; median household $31,199; Population below poverty level: 13.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,662-$23,129
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 19.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Bourbon County, Kentucky

301 Main St Suite 106
Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2142
Fax: (859) 987-5660
www.parisky.com

In north-central KY, northeast of Lexington; organized May 1, 1786 (prior to statehood) from Fayette County. Name Origin: For the French royal family that ruled in France, Spain, and Naples from the latter 1500s until the 1900s

Area (sq mi):: 291.66 (land 291.43; water 0.23) Population per square mile: 68.10
Population 2005: 19,833 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 0.60% Population 2000: 19,360 (White 89.30%; Black or African American 6.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,335; median household $35,038; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,984-$28,532
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 25.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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He called the liquor bourbon because he lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
First used in a newspaper advertisement in 1821, bourbon might have come from whiskey distilled in Bourbon County, Kentucky, or it may have originated when merchants on Bourbon Street in New Orleans decided to improve the taste of whiskey by aging it in charred barrels, which is the key trait of bourbon.
With the current acquisition of the systems in Bourbon County, Kentucky American Water broadens its total service area to 11 Kentucky counties, it said.
As the name indicates, a lot of bourbon was made in Bourbon County, Kentucky.