Map of Fayette County, Kentucky

Fayette County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 322,570, making it the second-most populous county in the commonwealth. Its territory, population and government are coextensive with the city of Lexington, which also serves as the county seat. Fayette County is part of the Lexington–Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Fayette County overview:
Name:Fayette County
FIPS code:21-067
Named for:Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
Largest city:Lexington
Total Area:286 sq mi (740 km²)
Land Area:284 sq mi (740 km²)
Total Population:322,570
Population Density:1,100/sq mi (440/km²)
Time zone:UTC−5 (Eastern)
Summer Time Zone (DST):UTC−4 (EDT)

Fayette County location map. Where is Fayette County?

Fayette County location on the U.S. Map. Where is Fayette County.
Location of Fayette County in the the United States.
Fayette County location on the Kentucky map. Where is Fayette County.
Location of Fayette County in Kentucky.


Fayette County—originally Fayette County, Virginia—was established by the Virginia General Assembly in June 1780, when it abolished and subdivided Kentucky County into three counties: Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln. Together, these counties and those set off from them later in that decade separated from Virginia in 1792 to become the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Originally, Fayette County included land which makes up 37 present-day counties and parts of 7 others. It was reduced to its present boundaries in 1799. The county is named for the Marquis de LaFayette, who came to America to support the rebelling English colonies in the American Revolutionary War.

On January 1, 1974, Fayette County merged its government with that of its county seat of Lexington, creating a consolidated city-county governed by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Fayette County Road Map

Fayette CountyStreet Map.
Street map of Fayette County, Kentucky. Source: OpenStreetMap (OSM)
Fayette CountyMap
Fayette Countypolitical map.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 286 square miles (740 km), of which 284 square miles (740 km) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km) (0.7%) is water.

Major highways

  • Interstate 75
  • Interstate 64
  • U.S. Route 25
  • U.S. Route 27
  • U.S. Route 60
  • U.S. Route 68
  • U.S. Route 421
  • Kentucky Route 4, a.k.a. New Circle Road

Adjacent counties

Fayette County Topographic Map

Topographic Map of Fayette County, Kentucky
Fayette County Topo map.

Fayette County Satellite Map

Satellite Map of Fayette County, Kentucky
Fayette County satellite map.

Fayette County Outline Map

Outline Map of Fayette County, Kentucky
Fayette County outline map.

See also

Map of Kentucky State and its subdivision: Map of other states:
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