Cadiz & Trigg County

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Cadiz & Trigg Co. Kentucky

Trigg County was created in 1820 and has steadily increased its promience in western Kentucky, especially since the creation of Land Between The Lakes. As of the 2018 US Census Estimates, 14,643 people call Trigg County their home. Six thousand new residents have made their residence in Trigg County since 1970.

With a total of 481 sq. miles of total area, 443 sq. miles of it is land and 38 sq. miles is water. It is located on the along the eastern shores of Lake Barkley and features one incorporated town: Cadiz. Other notable communities in Trigg County include Cerulean, Canton, Linton, Roaring Spring, Rockcastle and Wallonia.

Cadiz is the county seat of Trigg County. The tourism of Cadiz has brought Trigg County to one of the top cities of western Kentucky to be visited. Being next to Lake Barkley and Land Between The Lakes (LBL), Trigg County features several fishing and water recation activities, not to mention the LBL National Recreation Area.


The city of Cadiz has a population of 2,626 as of the 2018 Census estimates. In William Henry Perrin's 1884 History of Trigg County, he does not say why or how Cadiz got its name. He does say that in May 1820 when Trigg became a county, a commission was established to choose a county seat.

This commission selected Robert Baker's land as the Seat of Justice. Robert Baker relinquished his stable yard and 50 acres surrounding it. In meeting during the months of August and October, the town was platted out in blocks and the name "Cadiz" was given to the new town. It could be the name was a tribute to Cadiz, Spain.

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