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The Confederate Monument in Glasgow, Kentucky, built in 1905 by the Kentucky Women's Monumental Association and former Confederate soldier John A. Murray. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on  July 17, 1997.      -  Photo by Mike Oliver

Barren County Kentucky, the thirty-seventh in order of formation, lies in south-central Kentucky, midway between Louisville, KY, and Nashville, TN, and covers an area of 491 square miles. It is bordered by Allen , Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Warren Counties. Created December 20, 1798, from parts of Warren and Green counties, 70% of the original settlers came from Virginia. The county seat was named Glasgow which was named for Glasgow, Virginia in Rockbridge County where many of the early settlers came from, and to honor the early Scottish settlers. The current estimated population of Barren County is 42,631. (2012 estimate)

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