Somerset is home to a population of 11,196 residents. The town was founded in 1798 and named after founders who had come from Somerset County, New Jersey.
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.