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Welcome to Clinton County!

Clinton County, home to approximately 11,000 residents, is located between beautiful Lake Cumberland and Dale Hollow Lake. The county is in the foothills of south central Kentucky, along the Tennessee line, it is home to friendly, downhome people. Clinton is a 196 square miles of scenic farmland, mountains for hiking and lakes to enjoy.

The county seat is Albany and is a place where friends and family come together at special times of the year, October when we have our annual Foothills Festival, to enjoy and admire our local talent, which includes paintings from local artist, pottery, leather works, and jewelry, quilting and broom crafts. You never know what you can find in Clinton County.

We welcome our many tourists that visit the lakes each year for boating, skiing, and fishing. We have a local park equipped for family reunions, sports, and kid’s day out. Hwy 127 runs directly through the middle of our county and each year in the first week of August we are one of many host to the 127 yard Sale.

So come on down and see what you can discover in a place where the mountains meet the lakes…

Our History

Clinton County was formed on February 20, 1835 from Wayne and Cumberland County. It was named after DeWitt Clinton a U.S. Senator from New York. The county seat is Albany and folklore has it that the name came from a special election for the county seat where as a man name Benny Dowell a land owner of one of the three location considered for the county seat, as the election progressed the slogan used “All for Benny” was shortened to “All benny” when the votes were taken Albany won by a landslide.

Clinton County government provide a number of specific services, including 911 and EMS, Animal control, Road improvement, Law enforcement and Detainment. Our Officials are continuously working on new projects to improve our community. The County Judge Executive believes in on open door policy, welcoming all citizen involvement.