Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 148.
HANCOCK COUNTY, situated on the northerly boundary of Kentucky, with Ohio river on the northeast and northwest. Area, 200 square miles. Seat of justice, Hawesville. Pop. in 1830, 1,494; in 1840, 2,581; in 1850, 3,853.