Discussion from McGrain and Currens (1978)

Bracken County is located in the northern part of the Outer Bluegrass Region. The Ohio River forms its northern border. The lowest point in the county is 455 feet, the normal pool level of the Ohio River below the navigation lock and dam at Willow Grove. The elevation of the normal pool level above the dam is 485 feet. Floodplains along the river are generally narrow to nonexistent; elevations range from 490 to 510 feet.

The area is moderately to well dissected, but some of the ridges are flat-topped, particularly northwest of Germantown in the eastern part of the county. Local reliefs of 150 to 200 feet are common near the small streams. Greatest local reliefs are along the Ohio Valley in the northern part of the county, where uplands are 300 to 400 feet above the river.

The highest elevations in Bracken County are found along the drainage divide between Licking River and the small creeks that flow directly into the Ohio. Elevations of 940 to 980 feet are common there; 980 feet is the highest recorded in the county.

The elevation at Brooksville, the county seat, is 954 feet. Other elevations are Augusta, 510 feet; Berlin, 971 feet; Germantown, 978 feet; Lenoxburg, 900 feet; Milford, 613 feet; and Stony Point, a prominent ridge overlooking the Ohio River, 880 feet.

The 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the county are shown, by name and by index code (Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet) on the index map.

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