Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 32.
BALLARD COUNTY, Ky., situated in the western most part of the state, on the southerly side of the Ohio, and on the easterly side of the Mississippi river. It is traversed by Mayfield creek. Area, 375 square miles. Courts are held at Columbus. Pop. in 1850, 5,496.