Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA: Kentucky Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
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DatasetTitle Kentucky Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
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Title Kentucky Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle DenBoer, Gordon. Kentucky Historical Counties. Data Set. Emily Kelley, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName DeBoer, Gordon, historical compiler
Subject Kentucky Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Kentucky from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Kelley, Emily, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 644 polygons, 20.680 MB
Source Laws of Kentucky and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -89.571510
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -77.618728
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 40.638802
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 36.497129
Coverage.t.early 1735-01-01
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Kentucky Historical Counties
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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