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Carlisle county, the 119th in order of formation, lies in the Jackson Purchase region of far western Kentucky. Bounded by Ballard, Graves and Hickman counties and by the
Mississippi river, it has an area of 192 square miles. The area, originally Chickasaw tribal lands acquired by Isaac Shelby and Andrew Jackson in 1818, was part of Hickman
County from 1821 to 1842, when it was included in the creation of Ballard county. Carlisle county was created on May 3, 1886. The county was named in honor of
John Griffin Carlisle, who was prominent in state and national public affairs and Speaker of
the United States House of Representatives from 1883 - 1889. Its county seat is Bardwell, Kentucky.
Population (2010): 5,104
Land Area: 192.49 Square Miles
Water Area: 6.54 Square Miles
Population Density: 26.50 people per square mile
Cost of Living Index: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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