Map of Hart County, Kentucky

Hart County is a county located in the south central portion of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 19,288. Its county seat is Munfordville. Its largest city is Horse Cave. Hart County is a prohibition or dry county.

Hart County overview:
Name:Hart County
FIPS code:21-099
Named for:Nathaniel G. S. Hart
Largest city:Horse Cave
Total Area:418 sq mi (1,080 km²)
Land Area:412 sq mi (1,070 km²)
Total Population:19,288
Population Density:46/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zone:UTC−6 (Central)
Summer Time Zone (DST):UTC−5 (CDT)

Hart County location map. Where is Hart County?

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


Hart County was formed in 1819 from portions of Hardin and Barren counties. The county is named for Captain Nathaniel G. S. Hart, a Kentucky militia officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Frenchtown and died in the Massacre of the River Raisin.

The Battle of Munfordville, a Confederate victory, was fought in the county in 1862, during the American Civil War.

A courthouse fire in January, 1928 resulted in the loss of some county records.

In 1989 the Amish settlement near Munfordville was founded. It has ties to the Geauga Amish settlement in Ohio, from where many of the Munfordville Amish came. It is the fastest growing Amish settlement in America and had 14 church districts and a total population of about 1,800 people as of 2013.

Hart County Road Map

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


According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,080 km), of which 412 square miles (1,070 km) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km) (1.4%) is water.


A female wolf shot in 2013 in Hart County by a hunter was the first gray wolf seen in Kentucky in modern times.

Adjacent counties

Natural features

A portion of Mammoth Cave National Park and the cave for which it is named is located in western Hart County.

The Fisher Ridge Cave System is located in Hart County. As of 2018 it has been mapped to a length of 125 miles (201 km) and is the fifth-longest cave in the United States and the tenth-longest cave in the world.

Hart County Topographic Map

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

Hart County Satellite Map

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

Hart County Outline Map

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

See also

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