List of cities in Kentucky

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Kentucky in the United States.

There are 425 active cities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that are recognized by the state.[1]

Classes[edit]

Kentucky population density by census tract (2010), showing the concentration of settlement around Jefferson, Fayette, and Kenton counties.

Kentucky cities are divided into six classes based on their population. Over 400 classification-related laws affect public safety, alcohol beverage control, revenue options and others. Lexington and Fayette County are completely merged in a unitary urban county government (UCG); Louisville and other cities within Jefferson County have also merged into a single metro government. However, under state law, both major cities retain their pre-merger classification[2] and will continue to do so until specifically reclassified. The Kentucky General Assembly has historically reclassified cities only when requested by the city government. If all cities were reclassified according to actual population, about one-third of classifications would change:[2] in particular, Lexington would then be a Class 1 city.

Class Population Cities
1 100,000 or more 1
2 20,000 to 99,999 13
3 8,000 to 19,999 18
4 3,000 to 7,999 112
5 1000 to 2,999 114
6 999 or less 160

List[edit]

Click on the double triangles at the top of a column to sort the table by that column.       County seat[A][3][4]

Name Pop.[B] Class[2] Area[B] Incorporated[C] County[D]
Adairville 852 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1871[5] Logan
Albany 2,033 4 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) 1838[6] Clinton
Alexandria 8,477 4 7.0 sq mi (18.1 km2) 1856[7] Campbell
Allen 193 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1913 Floyd
Allensville 157 6 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1867 Todd
Anchorage 2,348 4 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1878 Jefferson
Arlington 324 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1876 Carlisle
Ashland 21,684 2 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2) 1856 Boyd
Auburn 1,340 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1878[8] Logan
Audubon Park 1,473 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1941 Jefferson
Augusta 1,190 4 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1850[9] Bracken
Bancroft 494 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1970 Jefferson
Barbourmeade 1,218 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1962 Jefferson
Barbourville 3,165 4 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1856[10][11] Knox
Bardstown[12] 11,700 4 10.6 sq mi (27.5 km2) 1838[13] Nelson
Bardwell 723 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1878 Carlisle
Barlow[14] 675 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1903[15] Ballard
Beattyville[16] 1,307 5 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1872[17] Lee
Beaver Dam 3,409 4 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1873 Ohio
Bedford 599 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1946[18] Trimble
Beechwood Village 1,324 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1950 Jefferson
Bellefonte 888 6 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1951 Greenup
Bellemeade 865 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1956 Jefferson
Bellevue 5,955 4 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1870 Campbell
Bellewood 321 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1950 Jefferson
Benham 500 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1961 Harlan
Benton 4,349 4 4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2) 1845 Marshall
Berea 13,561 3 16.1 sq mi (41.7 km2) 1890 Madison
Berry[19] 264 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1867 Harrison
Blackey 120 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1915 Letcher
Blaine 47 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1886 Lawrence
Blandville 90 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1845 Ballard
Bloomfield[20] 838 5 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1819 Nelson
Blue Ridge Manor 767 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1964 Jefferson
Bonnieville 255 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1956[21] Hart
Booneville 81 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1847 Owsley
Bowling Green[22] 58,067 2 38.1 sq mi (98.7 km2) 1812 Warren
Bradfordsville 294 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1860[23] Marion
Brandenburg 2,643 5 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2) 1872 Meade
Bremen[24] 197 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1869 Muhlenberg
Briarwood 435 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1957 Jefferson
Brodhead 1,211 5 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1880 Rockcastle
Broeck Pointe 272 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1980 Jefferson
Bromley 763 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1890 Kenton
Brooksville 642 5 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1839 Bracken
Brownsboro Farm 648 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1966 Jefferson
Brownsboro Village 319 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1954[25] Jefferson
Brownsville 836 5 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1880[26] Edmonson
Buckhorn 162 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1996 Perry
Burgin 965 5 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1878 Mercer
Burkesville 1,521 5 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1846 Cumberland
Burnside 611 4 8.2 sq mi (21.2 km2) 1890 Pulaski
Butler 612 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1868 Pendleton
Cadiz 2,558 4 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) 1822 Trigg
Calhoun[27] 763 5 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1852 McLean
California 90 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1874 Campbell
Calvert City 2,566 4 16.7 sq mi (43.3 km2) 1951[28] Marshall
Camargo 1,081 5 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) 1969 Montgomery
Cambridge 175 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1953 Jefferson
Campbellsburg 813 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1937[29][30] Henry
Campbellsville 9,108 3 5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2) 1851[31] Taylor
Campton 441 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1870 Wolfe
Caneyville 608 6 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1880 Grayson
Carlisle 2,010 4 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1880[32] Nicholas
Carrollton[33] 3,938 4 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1838[34] Carroll
Carrsville 50 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979[35] Livingston
Catlettsburg 1,856 4 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1858 Boyd
Cave City 2,240 4 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1866 Barren
Centertown[36] 423 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1890 Ohio
Central City[37] 5,978 4 5.2 sq mi (13.5 km2) 1882[38] Muhlenberg
Clarkson 875 6 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1908[39] Grayson
Clay 1,181 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1860[40] Webster
Clay City 1,077 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1890 Powell
Clinton 1,388 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1831 Hickman
Cloverport 1,152 5 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1860[41] Breckinridge
Coal Run Village[42] 1,706 6 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km2) 1963 Pike
Cold Spring 5,912 5 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2) 1941 Campbell
Coldstream 1,100 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1983 Jefferson
Columbia 4,452 4 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2) 1893[43] Adair
Columbus 170 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1860[44] Hickman
Concord 35 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1833 Lewis
Corbin 7,304 4 7.9 sq mi (20.5 km2) 1902 Whitley
Knox
Corinth 232 6 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1878 Grant
Corydon 720 5 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1868 Henderson
Covington 40,640 2 13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2) 1834[45] Kenton
Crab Orchard 841 6 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1849 Lincoln
Creekside 305 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1977 Jefferson
Crescent Springs 3,801 4 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1957 Kenton
Crestview 475 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1950 Campbell
Crestview Hills 3,148 4 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) 1951 Kenton
Crestwood 4,531 5 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2) 1970 Oldham
Crittenden 3,815 5 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) 1839[46] Grant
Crofton 749 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1873 Christian
Crossgate 225 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1968 Jefferson
Cumberland 2,237 4 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2) 1917 Harlan
Cynthiana 6,402 4 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2) 1860[47][48] Harrison
Danville 16,218 3 15.9 sq mi (41.2 km2) 1836[49] Boyle
Dawson Springs[50] 2,764 4 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2) 1832 Hopkins
Caldwell
Dayton[51] 5,338 4 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) 1867[52] Campbell
Dixon 786 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1861 Webster
Douglass Hills 5,484 4 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1973 Jefferson
Dover 252 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1856[53] Mason
Drakesboro 515 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1888 Muhlenberg
Druid Hills 308 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1950 Jefferson
Dry Ridge 2,191 5 4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2) 1920 Grant
Dycusburg 26 6 .04 sq mi (0.1 km2) Crittenden
Earlington 1,413 4 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 1871 Hopkins
Eddyville 2,554 4 7.8 sq mi (20.2 km2) 1812 Lyon
Edgewood 8,575 4 4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2) 1948[54] Kenton
Edmonton 1,595 5 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) 1860[53] Metcalfe
Ekron 135 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1906 Meade
Elizabethtown 28,531 2 25.8 sq mi (66.8 km2) 1847[55] Hardin
Elkhorn City 982 4 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1912 Pike
Elkton 2,062 4 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1843[44] Todd
Elsmere 8,451 4 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1896 Kenton
Eminence 2,498 4 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) 1851 Henry
Erlanger 18,082 3 8.5 sq mi (22.0 km2) 1897 Kenton
Eubank[56] 319 6 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1886 Pulaski
Lincoln
Evarts 962 5 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1921 Harlan
Ewing 264 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1979[57] Fleming
Fairfield 113 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1870[32] Nelson
Fairview 143 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1957 Kenton
Falmouth 2,169 4 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1856[47] Pendleton
Ferguson 924 5 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1906 Pulaski
Fincastle 817 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1974 Jefferson
Flatwoods 7,423 3 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2) 1932 Greenup
Fleming-Neon 770 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1977 Letcher
Flemingsburg 2,658 4 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1812[58] Fleming
Florence 29,951 3 10.4 sq mi (26.9 km2) 1860[59] Boone
Fordsville 524 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1886 Ohio
Forest Hills 444 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1959 Jefferson
Fort Mitchell 8,207 4 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2) 1910[60] Kenton
Fort Thomas 16,325 3 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2) 1914[61] Campbell
Fort Wright 5,723 4 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) 1941 Kenton
Fountain Run 217 6 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1908 Monroe
Fox Chase 447 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1983 Bullitt
Frankfort 25,527 2 14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2) 1835[62] Franklin
Franklin 8,408 3 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2) 1820 Simpson
Fredonia 401 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1869 Caldwell
Frenchburg 486 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1871 Menifee
Fulton 2,445 4 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1872 Fulton
Gamaliel 376 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1956 Monroe
Georgetown[63] 29,098 2 16.0 sq mi (41.4 km2) 1784[64] Scott
Germantown 154 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1795[65] Bracken
Mason
Ghent 323 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1856[23] Carroll
Glasgow 14,028 3 15.5 sq mi (40.1 km2) 1809[9] Barren
Glencoe 360 6 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1960[66] Gallatin
Glenview 531 6 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1985 Jefferson
Glenview Hills 319 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1972 Jefferson
Glenview Manor 191 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1965 Jefferson
Goose Creek 294 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1969 Jefferson
Goshen 909 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1990 Oldham
Grand Rivers 382 5 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1890 Livingston
Gratz 78 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1881 Owen
Graymoor-Devondale 2,870 4 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1987[67] Jefferson
Grayson 4,217 4 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) 1860[68] Carter
Green Spring 715 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1974 Jefferson
Greensburg 2,163 4 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1795[34][69] Green
Greenup[70] 1,188 5 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1848[32] Greenup
Greenville 4,312 4 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2) 1849[10] Muhlenberg
Guthrie 1,419 4 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1876 Todd
Hanson 742 6 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1873 Hopkins
Hardin 615 5 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1952 Marshall
Hardinsburg 2,343 5 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2) 1890[71] Breckinridge
Harlan[72] 1,745 4 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1884 Harlan
Harrodsburg 8,340 3 6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2) 1836[73] Mercer
Hartford 2,672 5 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1808 Ohio
Hawesville 945 5 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1847[53] Hancock
Hazard 4,456 4 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2) 1884 Perry
Hazel 410 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1911 Calloway
Hebron Estates 1,087 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1984 Bullitt
Henderson 28,757 2 17.6 sq mi (45.6 km2) 1840[55] Henderson
Heritage Creek[74] 1,076 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1960 Jefferson
Hickman 2,395 4 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2) 1841 Fulton
Hickory Hill 114 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979 Jefferson
Highland Heights[75] 6,923 4 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1927[76] Campbell
Hills and Dales 142 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1976 Jefferson
Hillview 8,172 3 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2) 1974 Bullitt
Hindman 777 5 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2) 1886 Knott
Hodgenville 3,206 4 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1839 Larue
Hollow Creek 783 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1971 Jefferson
Hollyvilla 537 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1958 Jefferson
Hopkinsville 31,577 2 30.8 sq mi (79.8 km2) 1853[77] Christian
Horse Cave 2,311 4 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1864 Hart
Houston Acres 507 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1956 Jefferson
Hunters Hollow 386 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979 Bullitt
Hurstbourne 4,216 4 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1982 Jefferson
Hurstbourne Acres 1,811 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1963 Jefferson
Hustonville 405 5 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1850[53] Lincoln
Hyden 365 6 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1882 Leslie
Independence 24,757 2 17.7 sq mi (45.8 km2) 1842 Kenton
Indian Hills 2,868 4 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1999[78] Jefferson
Inez[79] 717 6 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1942[80] Martin
Irvine 2,715 4 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1849[10] Estill
Irvington 1,181 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1889 Breckinridge
Island 458 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1908[81] McLean
Jackson 2,231 4 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1890[82] Breathitt
Jamestown 1,794 5 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1826 Russell
Jeffersontown 26,595 2 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2) 1797 Jefferson
Jeffersonville 1,506 5 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 1876 Montgomery
Jenkins 2,203 4 7.7 sq mi (19.9 km2) 1912 Letcher
Junction City 2,241 4 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1882 Boyle
Keene 383[83] 6 1844 Jessamine
Kenton Vale 110 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1949 Kenton
Kevil 376 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1910 Ballard
Kingsley 381 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1939 Jefferson
Kuttawa 649 5 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1872 Lyon
LaCenter 1,009 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)  ? Ballard
LaFayette 165 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1836 Christian
La Grange 8,082 4 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2) 1840 Oldham
Lakeside Park 2,668 5 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1930 Kenton
Lakeview Heights 185 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979 Rowan
Lancaster 3,442 4 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) 1837[55] Garrard
Langdon Place 936 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1977 Jefferson
Lawrenceburg[84] 10,505 3 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2) 1850[44] Anderson
Lebanon 5,539 4 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2) 1815 Marion
Lebanon Junction 1,813 5 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2) 1895 Bullitt
Leitchfield 6,699 4 10.9 sq mi (28.2 km2) 1866 Grayson
Lewisburg 810 5 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1878 Logan
Lewisport 1,670 5 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1882[85] Hancock
Lexington 295,803 1 285.6 sq mi (739.7 km2) 1831[86] Fayette
Liberty 2,168 5 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) 1860[59] Casey
Lincolnshire 148 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1953 Jefferson
Livermore 1,365 5 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1850 McLean
Livingston 226 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1943[21] Rockcastle
London 7,993 4 10.3 sq mi (26.7 km2) 1836 Laurel
Loretto 713 6 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2) 1866 Marion
Louisa 2,467 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1869[87] Lawrence
Louisville 597,337[88] 1 342.2 sq mi (886.3 km2) 1828[89] Jefferson
Loyall 1,461 5 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1924 Harlan
Ludlow 4,407 4 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1864 Kenton
Lynch 747 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1963 Harlan
Lyndon 11,002 3 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2) 1865[90] Jefferson
Lynnview 914 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1954 Jefferson
Mackville 222 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1967 Washington
Madisonville 19,591 3 18.7 sq mi (48.4 km2) 1807 Hopkins
Manchester[91] 1,255 4 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1844 Clay
Manor Creek 140 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1972 Jefferson
Marion 3,039 4 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) 1851[92] Crittenden
Martin 634 4 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1920 Floyd
Maryhill Estates 179 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1963 Jefferson
Mayfield 10,024 3 10.4 sq mi (26.9 km2) 1846[93] Graves
Maysville 9,011 3 21.4 sq mi (55.4 km2) 1990[94] Mason
McHenry 388 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1880 Ohio
McKee 800 5 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) 1882 Jackson
Meadow Vale 736 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1967 Jefferson
Meadowbrook Farm 136 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1975 Jefferson
Meadowview Estates 363 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1954 Jefferson
Melbourne 401 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1912 Campbell
Mentor 193 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1957 Campbell
Middlesboro 10,334 3 7.6 sq mi (19.7 km2) 1890 Bell
Middletown 7,218 4 5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2) 1979[55][95] Jefferson
Midway 1,641 4 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1846 Woodford
Millersburg 792 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1893[31][96] Bourbon
Milton 574 6 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1954[97] Trimble
Mockingbird Valley 167 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1940[98] Jefferson
Monterey 138 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1954[99] Owen
Monticello 6,188 4 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2) 1810 Wayne
Moorland 431 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1959 Jefferson
Morehead 6,845 4 9.5 sq mi (24.6 km2) 1869 Rowan
Morganfield 3,285 4 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1870[10] Union
Morgantown 2,394 5 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2) 1813 Butler
Mortons Gap 863 5 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1888 Hopkins
Mount Olivet 299 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1871[100] Robertson
Mt. Sterling 6,895 4 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1851[101] Montgomery
Mount Vernon 2,477 5 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1866[102] Rockcastle
Mount Washington[103] 9,117 3 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2) 1954[94][104] Bullitt
Muldraugh 947 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1952 Meade
Munfordville 1,615 5 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) 1880 Hart
Murray 17,741 3 11.3 sq mi (29.3 km2) 1844 Calloway
Murray Hill 582 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1982 Jefferson
Nebo 236 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1861 Hopkins
New Castle 912 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1851[31] Henry
New Haven 855 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1839 Nelson
Newport 15,273 3 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1834[105] Campbell
Nicholasville 28,015 2 13.1 sq mi (33.9 km2) 1837 Jessamine
Norbourne Estates 441 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1950 Jefferson
North Middletown 643 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1819 Bourbon
Northfield 1,020 5 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1965 Jefferson
Nortonville[106] 1,204 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1873 Hopkins
Norwood 370 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1975 Jefferson
Oak Grove 7,489 4 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2) 1974 Christian
Oakland 225 6 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1977 Warren
Old Brownsboro Place 353 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1977 Jefferson
Olive Hill 1,599 4 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1884 Carter
Orchard Grass Hills 1,595 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1979 Oldham
Owensboro 57,265 2 20.4 sq mi (52.8 km2) 1850[31] Daviess
Owenton 1,327 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1849[26] Owen
Owingsville 1,530 4 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2) 1811[98] Bath
Paducah 25,024 2 20.0 sq mi (51.8 km2) 1838[59] McCracken
Paintsville 3,459 4 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2) 1843[7] Johnson
Paris[107] 8,553 3 6.0 sq mi (15.5 km2) 1890[108] Bourbon
Park City 537 5 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1871 Barren
Park Hills 2,970 4 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1927 Kenton
Parkway Village 650 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1940 Jefferson
Pembroke 869 6 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1869 Christian
Perryville 751 5 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1867[31] Boyle
Pewee Valley 1,456 5 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1870 Oldham
Pikeville[109] 6,903 4 21.1 sq mi (54.6 km2) 1848[93] Pike
Pineville 1,732 4 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1873[110] Bell
Pioneer Village 2,030 4 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1974 Bullitt
Pippa Passes 533 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1983 Knott
Plantation 832 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1960 Jefferson
Pleasureville 834 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1842 Henry
Shelby
Plum Springs 453 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1966 Warren
Poplar Hills 362 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1983 Jefferson
Powderly 745 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1963 Muhlenberg
Prestonsburg[111] 3,255 4 12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2) 1867[32] Floyd
Prestonville 161 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1867 Carroll
Princeton 6,329 4 9.0 sq mi (23.3 km2) 1854[44] Caldwell
Prospect 4,698 3 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2) 1974 Jefferson
Oldham
Providence 3,193 4 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2) 1860[29] Webster
Raceland[112] 2,424 5 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 1915 Greenup
Radcliff 21,688 2 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2) 1956 Hardin
Ravenna 605 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1921 Estill
Raywick 134 6 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1838 Marion
Richlawn 405 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1948 Jefferson
Richmond 31,364 2 23.1 sq mi (59.8 km2) 1809 Madison
River Bluff 403 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1980 Oldham
Riverwood 446 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1969 Jefferson
Robards 515 6 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1997 Henderson
Rochester 152 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1858 Butler
Rockport 266 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1870 Ohio
Rolling Fields 646 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1958[113] Jefferson
Rolling Hills 959 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1966 Jefferson
Russell[114] 3,380 4 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1874[115] Greenup
Russell Springs 2,441 5 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2) 1936 Russell
Russellville 6,960 4 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2) 1840[116] Logan
Ryland Heights 1,022 6 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2) 1972 Kenton
Sacramento 468 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1860 McLean
Sadieville 303 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1880 Scott
St. Charles 277 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1874 Hopkins
St. Mary 6 1865 Marion
St. Matthews 17,472 3 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2) 1950 Jefferson
St. Regis Park 1,454 4 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1953 Jefferson
Salem 752 6 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1869[117] Livingston
Salt Lick 303 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1888 Bath
Salyersville 1,883 4 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 1867[118] Magoffin
Sanders 238 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1882[119] Carroll
Sandy Hook 675 5 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1888[120] Elliott
Sardis 103 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1850 Mason
Robertson
Science Hill 693 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1882 Pulaski
Scottsville 4,226 4 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2) 1860[31] Allen
Sebree 1,603 5 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) 1871 Webster
Seneca Gardens 696 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1941 Jefferson
Sharpsburg 323 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1852[121] Bath
Shelbyville 14,045 3 8.2 sq mi (21.2 km2) 1846[101] Shelby
Shepherdsville 11,222 3 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)  ?[47][98] Bullitt
Shively 15,264 3 4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2) 1938 Jefferson
Silver Grove 1,102 5 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1950 Campbell
Simpsonville 2,484 5 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) 1833 Shelby
Slaughters[122] 216 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1861 Webster
Smithfield 106 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1870 Henry
Smithland 301 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1843[123] Livingston
Smiths Grove 714 5 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1871 Warren
Somerset 11,196 3 11.3 sq mi (29.3 km2) 1883[10] Pulaski
Sonora 513 6 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1885 Hardin
South Carrollton 184 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1849 Muhlenberg
South Park View 7 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1961 Jefferson
South Shore 1,122 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1957 Greenup
Southgate 3,803 4 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1907 Campbell
Sparta 231 6 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2) 1852 Gallatin
Owen
Spring Mill 287 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1983 Jefferson
Spring Valley 654 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1983 Jefferson
Springfield 2,519 4 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2) 1847[47] Washington
Stamping Ground 643 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1853[7] Scott
Stanford 3,487 4 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2) 1861 Lincoln
Stanton 2,733 4 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1854 Powell
Strathmoor Manor 337 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1931 Jefferson
Strathmoor Village 648 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1929[124] Jefferson
Sturgis 1,898 4 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1890 Union
Sycamore 160 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979 Jefferson
Taylor Mill 6,604 4 6.3 sq mi (16.3 km2) 1956[125] Kenton
Taylorsville 763 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1856[126] Spencer
Ten Broeck 103 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1979 Jefferson
Thornhill 178 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1976 Jefferson
Tompkinsville 2,402 5 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2) 1856[127] Monroe
Trenton 384 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1868[128] Todd
Union 5,379 4 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2) 1962[5][11] Boone
Uniontown 1,002 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1860[128] Union
Upton 683 6 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1865 Hardin
Larue
Vanceburg 1,518 4 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1827 Lewis
Versailles 8,568 3 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1837[101] Woodford
Vicco 334 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1964 Perry
Villa Hills 7,489 4 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1962 Kenton
Vine Grove 4,520 4 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2) 1865 Hardin
Wallins Creek 156 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1925 Harlan
Walton 3,635 5 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2) 1854[29] Boone
Kenton
Warfield 269 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1982 Martin
Warsaw[129] 1,615 4 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1833[130][131] Gallatin
Water Valley 279 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1884 Graves
Watterson Park 976 5 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1981 Jefferson
Waverly 308 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1869[98] Union
Wayland 426 6 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1914[132] Floyd
Wellington 565 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1946 Jefferson
West Buechel 1,230 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1951 Jefferson
West Liberty 3,435 4 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1840[133] Morgan
West Point 797 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1848[134] Hardin
Westwood 634 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1967 Jefferson
Wheatcroft 160 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1902 Webster
Wheelwright 780 6 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1917 Floyd
White Plains 884 5 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2) 1888 Hopkins
Whitesburg 2,139 4 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2) 1876 Letcher
Whitesville 552 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1867 Daviess
Wickliffe 688 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1882 Ballard
Wilder 3,035 5 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2) 1935 Campbell
Wildwood 261 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1964 Jefferson
Williamsburg 5,245 4 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2) 1851[127] Whitley
Williamstown 3,925 5 17.0 sq mi (44.0 km2) 1858[98][121] Grant
Pendleton
Willisburg 282 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1965[5] Washington
Wilmore 3,686 4 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1918[135] Jessamine
Winchester 18,368 3 7.9 sq mi (20.5 km2)  ?[47] Clark
Windy Hills 2,385 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1952 Jefferson
Wingo 632 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1872 Graves
Woodburn 355 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1866 Warren
Woodbury 90 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1854[136] Butler
Woodland Hills 696 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1961 Jefferson
Woodlawn 229 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1922 Campbell
Woodlawn Park 942 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1955 Jefferson
Worthington 1,609 5 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1920 Greenup
Worthington Hills 1,446 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1980 Jefferson
Worthville 185 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1878 Carroll
Wurtland 995 5 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1970 Greenup

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  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "425 Active Kentucky Cities" & individual pages. Accessed 15 Jul 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "KLC Research Report: The Basics of Kentucky Cities". Kentucky League of Cities. September 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  3. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "122 County Seats". Accessed 15 Jul 2013.
  4. ^ Kleber, John (1992). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 
  5. ^ a b c Established 1833.
  6. ^ Established 1838.
  7. ^ a b c Established 1834.
  8. ^ Originally inc. 1865.
  9. ^ a b Established 1799.
  10. ^ a b c d e Established 1812.
  11. ^ a b Originally inc. 1854.
  12. ^ Originally inc. as Baird's Town.
  13. ^ Established 1788.
  14. ^ Originally inc. as Barlow City.
  15. ^ Originally inc. 1872.
  16. ^ Originally est. as Beatty.
  17. ^ Established 1851.
  18. ^ Established 1816. Originally inc. 1850.
  19. ^ Originally inc. as Berryville. Renamed Berry Station in 1869.
  20. ^ Originally inc. as Middletown.
  21. ^ a b Originally inc. 1880.
  22. ^ Originally inc. as Bolin Green. City of Bowling Green. "History of Bowling Green: Beginnings". Accessed 22 Jul 2013.
  23. ^ a b Established 1835.
  24. ^ Originally inc. as Breman.
  25. ^ Originally inc. 1940.
  26. ^ a b Originally inc. 1828.
  27. ^ Originally inc. as Calhoon.
  28. ^ Previously incorporated 1871 and 1946.
  29. ^ a b c Established 1840.
  30. ^ New Campbellsburg separately inc. 1876; it later grew to include Old Campbellsburg, while taking the shorter name.
  31. ^ a b c d e f Established 1817.
  32. ^ a b c d Established 1818.
  33. ^ Originally est. as Port William.
  34. ^ a b Established 1794.
  35. ^ Originally inc. 1860.
  36. ^ Originally inc. as Centre Town.
  37. ^ Originally inc. as Stroud City.
  38. ^ Established in 1873. Originally inc. 1880.
  39. ^ Originally inc. 1888.
  40. ^ Rennick (1988) lists Clay as having been reïncorporated in 1872.
  41. ^ Established 1828.
  42. ^ Also known as Coal Run.
  43. ^ Established 1803.
  44. ^ a b c d Established 1820.
  45. ^ Established 1815.
  46. ^ Established 1837.
  47. ^ a b c d e Established 1793.
  48. ^ Originally inc. 1802.
  49. ^ Established 1787.
  50. ^ Originally inc. as Dawson City.
  51. ^ Originally the separate cities of Brooklyn and Jamestown.
  52. ^ Jamestown incorporated 1848; Brooklyn inc. 1849.
  53. ^ a b c d Established 1836.
  54. ^ Summit Hills Heights incorporated 1962; Pius Heights inc. 1965; both annexed by Edgewood 1968.
  55. ^ a b c d Established 1797.
  56. ^ Also known as Eubanks.
  57. ^ Established 1880.
  58. ^ Established before 1798.
  59. ^ a b c Established 1830.
  60. ^ South Ft. Mitchell separately incorporated 1927; annexed in 1967.
  61. ^ Established 1867.
  62. ^ Established 1786.
  63. ^ Originally inc. as Lebanon, then George Town.
  64. ^ Kentucky Encyclopedia, p. 371. "Georgetown". University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1992. Accessed 26 Jul 2013. The Kentucky Land Office cannot provide a date for Georgetown's incorporation.
  65. ^ Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 115. "Germantown". University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 26 Jul 2013.
  66. ^ Originally inc. 1876.
  67. ^ Graymoor originally inc. 1959. Devondale originally inc. 1958.
  68. ^ Established 1844.
  69. ^ Rennick (1987)
  70. ^ Originally inc. as Greenupsburg.
  71. ^ Established 1800.
  72. ^ Originally inc. as Mt. Pleasant.
  73. ^ Established 1785.
  74. ^ Originally inc. as Minor Lane Heights.
  75. ^ Originally inc. as District of Highlands.
  76. ^ Established & originally inc. 1867.
  77. ^ Established 1804.
  78. ^ Originally incorporated 1941; Indian Hills-Cherokee Section separately inc. 1955. The City of Indian Hills website claims they were merged in 1999, but the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Land Office continues to list Indian Hills-Cherokee Section as an active municipality.
  79. ^ Originally inc. as Eden.
  80. ^ Originally inc. in 1888.
  81. ^ Actual date unknown, but a 1938 court ruling claimed incorporation of at least 30 years.
  82. ^ Established 1839. Originally inc. 1845.
  83. ^ As of the 2000 U.S. census, per the Kentucky Land Office.
  84. ^ Originally est. as Lawrence.
  85. ^ Originally inc. 1844.
  86. ^ Established 1782.
  87. ^ Originally inc. 1822.
  88. ^ This figure is for the Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), those areas either unincorporated or within the City of Louisville proper before the 2003 merger of the urban and county governments. The population of the entire metro area was 741,096.
  89. ^ Established 1778.
  90. ^ Annexed the cities of Keeneland and Whipps Millgate in 2001.
  91. ^ Originally est. as Greenville.
  92. ^ Originally inc. in 1842.
  93. ^ a b Established 1824.
  94. ^ a b Originally inc. 1833.
  95. ^ Originally inc. 1866.
  96. ^ Originally inc. 1874.
  97. ^ Originally inc. 1846.
  98. ^ a b c d e Actual date unknown.
  99. ^ Established 1847. Originally inc. 1874.
  100. ^ Originally inc. 1851.
  101. ^ a b c Established 1792.
  102. ^ Originally inc. 1818.
  103. ^ Originally est. as Mount Vernon.
  104. ^ Established 1822.
  105. ^ Established 1795.
  106. ^ Originally inc. as Norton.
  107. ^ Originally est. as Hopewell.
  108. ^ Established 1789. Originally inc. 1839.
  109. ^ Originally est. as Pike and inc. as Piketon.
  110. ^ Established 1781.
  111. ^ Originally est. as Preston's Station.
  112. ^ Originally inc. as Chinnville.
  113. ^ Although city claims 1951 incorporation.
  114. ^ Originally est. as Riverview.
  115. ^ Established 1869.
  116. ^ Established 1810.
  117. ^ Earlier establishment legalized by General Assembly in 1816.
  118. ^ Established 1860.
  119. ^ Originally inc. 1871 in Gallatin Co.
  120. ^ Established 1850. Originally inc. 1872 as Martinsburg. City gov't reäctivated 1930 & 1968.
  121. ^ a b Established 1825.
  122. ^ Originally inc. as Slaughtersville.
  123. ^ Established 1805.
  124. ^ Merged with Strathmoor Gardens 1991.
  125. ^ Sunny Acres separately incorporated 1953; annexed in 1959. Winston Park separately inc. 1929; annexed in 1972.
  126. ^ Originally inc. 1829.
  127. ^ a b Established 1819.
  128. ^ a b Originally inc. 1840.
  129. ^ Originally inc. as Fredericksburg.
  130. ^ Established c. 1814.
  131. ^ Originally inc. 1831.
  132. ^ Established 1914.
  133. ^ Established 1823.
  134. ^ Established c. 1797. Originally inc. 1838.
  135. ^ University of Kentucky. Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer, "Wilmore". Accessed 8 Jul 2013. The Kentucky Land Office cannot provide a date for Wilmore's incorporation.
  136. ^ City gov't reäctivated 1986.
  137. ^ "County Seats of Kentucky's Counties". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  138. ^ "All places in Kentucky — DP-1. Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010, 2010 Demographic Profile Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-12-31.