Garrard County, Kentucky

Garrard County: County in Kentucky, United States


Garrard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,912 and a population density of 28 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 17,719 inhabitants. Its county seat is Lancaster. The county was created 226 years ago in 1796.

Quick Facts about Garrard County

Population : 17,719 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 606 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.7%
Land as percent of area : 98.3%
Named for : James Garrard
Altitude : 981 feet / 299 meters
Capital : Lancaster
Establishment : December 12, 1796
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 21:47:46 (29th January 2023)
Density : 29 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.55% (2010-2020)
Garrard County locator map
Location of Garrard County on Kentucky map.
Garrard County Kentucky Courthouse image
Garrard County Kentucky Courthouse
Garrard County Kentucky Courthouse image


Garrard County is located at 37°38'22"N 84°32'15"W (37.6395800, -84.5376300). It has 6 neighbors: Boyle County, Jessamine County, Lincoln County, Madison County, Mercer County and Rockcastle County.

Garrard County map

The largest city of Garrard County is Lancaster with a population of 3,840. . See all Garrard County cities & populated places.

Garrard County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Garrard County.

City Name Population Title
Lancaster 3,840 City in and seat of Garrard County, Kentucky, United States

Garrard County has 6 neighbours.


The population of Garrard County increased by 4.55% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,912 - census
2011 16,868 -0.26% estimation process
2012 17,006 0.81% estimation process
2013 16,992 -0.08% estimation process
2014 16,972 -0.12% estimation process
2015 17,207 1.37% estimation process
2016 17,382 1.01% estimation process
2017 17,449 0.38% estimation process
2018 17,519 0.4% estimation process
2019 17,666 0.83% estimation process
2020 17,719 0.3% estimation process

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People born in Garrard County (8)

People born in Garrard County, including politician from the US state of Kentucky William O'Connell Bradley, politician Henry Grider, temperance advocate Carrie Nation, .


  • Elijah Gates (American politician, and colonel in the Confederate States Army) he was born in 17/12/1827
  • Jody Payne (guitarist) he was born in 11/01/1936
  • Mox McQuery (American baseball player) he was born in 28/06/1861
  • Samuel D. Maxwell (American politician) he was born in 19/02/1803
  • Willard Allen (politician) he was born in 01/01/1940

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