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Somerset is situated on the northeastern edge of Lake Cumberland. Somerset is 76 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky; 129 northwest of Knoxville, Tennessee; and 128 miles southeast of Louisville, Kentucky. Somerset has a population of 11,196. City of Somerset covers a land area of 8 square miles.
Pulaski County which covers a land area of 653 square miles, is located in southern Kentucky. The county has a population of 54,570. Pulaski County was created in 1798 from parts of Lincoln and Green counties. The County was named for Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who was born in Warka, Poland March 4, 1747. He died from wounds received in the Battle of Savannah, Georgia in the revolution on October 11, 1779. He was known as the "Father of the American Cavalry" and served for a time on General George Washington's staff. The population in 1800 was 3,161, in 1850 14,196, in 1900 31,296, and in 1950 38,591.
Somerset annual Mean temperature (F) - 59.90, Mean annual rainfall (inches) - 47.29, Mean annual snowfall (inches) -12.60, Average Elevation 974 feet.