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This uyezd was created on April 25, 1780 by order of the Empress Catherine the Great. The administrative centre of uyezd was small town Bogodukhov. Since that time, Bogodukhov got its own coat of arms.
In the 1870s, the railway was built through the uyezd and the Bogodukhov railway station was built in 1878 in Bogodukhov.
In January 1897, according to the Russian Empire Census, the population of the uyezd was 159 806 people.
- Селиванов А. Ф. Богодухов // Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона : в 86 т. (82 т. и 4 доп.). — Т. 4. СПб., 1891.