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Calloway county is located in western Kentucky on the Tennessee state line. Bordered by Graves and Marshall counties and by Kentucky Lake,
the county has an area of 386 square miles. Formed on November 3, 1822, from a section of Hickman county, the county was named in honor of Colonel
Richard Calloway, a pioneer, settler and friend of Daniel Boone, who was prominent in the
formation of Kentucky. There is no explanation for the difference in spelling of the county's name. Calloway County is home to
Murray State University. Its county seat is Murray, Kentucky.
Population (2010): 37,191
Land Area: 386.25 Square Miles
Water Area: 24.53 Square Miles
Population Density: 96.29 people per square mile
Cost of Living Index: 84.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)