Hickman County Information
Hickman County Information
 

Hickman County

 

Hickman County is named for Captain Paschal Hickman of the 1st Rifle Regiment, Kentucky Militia. Formed from portions of Livingston and Caldwell Counties in 1821, its initial territory comprised the entire Jackson Purchase. Columbus, in the northwest of the county on the Mississippi River, was the original county seat. A log structure built in 1823 served as the courthouse. In 1830, the county seat was moved to the more centrally located Clinton.

 

Early in the American Civil War, the Confederate Army established Fort de Russey on the strategically located bluffs across the river from Belmont, Missouri. General Ulysses S. Grant attacked Belmont in November 1861, his first battle of the war, but was defeated by Confederate troups from Columbus. The site of the Battle of Belmont is now a state park.

Other Information:

Population (2010): 4,902

Land Area: 244.44 Square Miles

Water Area: 8.49 Square Miles

Population Density: 20.05 people per square mile

Cost of Living Index: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)



 

 


Judge Executive Office

 

 

 

Judge Executive

Kenny Wilson

116 S. Jefferson Street

Clinton, KY 42031

 

 

Contact:

Phone: (270) 653-4369

Fax: (270) 653-4360

Send Email Email: hickmancountyjudgeexec@gmail.com
Website: hickmancounty.ky.gov

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time

 

Fiscal Court Meetings

2nd Thursday at 6:00 PM

 

County Clerk:

N/A

 

 

 

City of Clinton

 

 

 

Mayor:

Phyllis Campbell

Address:

112 South Jefferson

Clinton, KY 42031

Phone Number:

(270) 653-6419

Fax Number:

(270) 653-6422

Email:

mayorcampbell15@yahoo.com

Website:

N/A

City Council Meetings:

1st Monday at 6:00 PM

 

 

 

City of Columbus

 

 

 

Mayor:

Kay Ferguson

 

Address:

P.O. Box 17

Columbus, KY 42032

Phone Number:

(270) 677-2092

Fax Number:

(270) 677-2093

Email:

kricus00@hotmail.com

Website:

N/A

City Council Meetings:

1st Monday at 6:00 PM

 



Think Kentucky Education County Profile

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Hickman County School District

 



 
       

 

 

Page last updated on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:08:00 GMT.