Breckinridge County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,059. Its county seat is Hardinsburg, Kentucky. The county was named for John Breckinridge (1760–1806), a Kentucky Attorney General, state legislator, United States Senator, and United States Attorney General.
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth. As Judge Advocate General of the Army, Judge Joseph Holt was the chief prosecutor in the trial of the accused conspirators before a military commission. Joseph Holt was born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, on January 6, 1807. Located in rural Breckinridge County, the Holt House is a distinct historic site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places based on its significance in national history, politics and architecture.
Hardinsburg serves as the county seat for Breckinridge County, with a population of around 2300. The county was named after Kentucky Attorney General, state legislator, United States Senator, and United States Attorney General, John Breckinridge. Hardinsburg boasts of the world's smallest Wal-Mart and McDonalds. Hardinsburg has both public and private schools, several denominations of Churches and it's own hospital. The town is surrounded by farm land and wooded areas. The people are warm and friendly always willing to lend a helping hand. The counties only High school is located here. It' beautiful and state of art. Oh, and a new gorgeous elementary school is currently being built.
With a population of around 1180 people, Irvington was incorporated as a city in 1889. Irvington began as a thriving railroad town and has developed into a vibrant small town with lots of community pride. Its become a great place to live that's "close" to everything yet rural and friendly. Just what you would expect in a small Kentucky community.
There’s a great variety of outdoor activities to satisfy virtually any recreational need. The Breckinridge County Community Ballpark provides great facilities for baseball, softball and Tee Ball. And if you love fishing or boating the place to be River Rough State Park. Rough River lake is 5000 acres of fun. Rough River State Lodge has lodging, restaurants, boating, camping and picnic areas.
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