Port Royal, Kentucky

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Port Royal is an unincorporated community[1] in north-eastern Henry County, Kentucky, United States.

Location[edit]

The community's center is the intersection of State Highway 193 and Cane Run Road.[2] "Port Royal is ten miles north-east from New Castle and one mile from the Kentucky River."[3]

The elevation is 823 feet (251 m).

The ZIP code is 40058.

Demographics[edit]

At the census of 2010 the population of ZIP Code Tabulation Area 40058, which is centered on Port Royal, was 64.[4]

At the census of 2000 it was 79.

Notable Resident[edit]

Port Royal has a notable resident, the writer Wendell Berry. His fictional community of Port William is based on Port Royal.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Or "populated place", the term used by GNIS. Their Feature Detail Report includes the coordinates and elevation.
  2. ^ Source: Google maps.
  3. ^ Lewis Collins, Historical Sketches of Kentucky, (1848) (p. 348). The text continues, "[The town] contains two stores, one tavern, one tan yard, and four mechanics' shops."
  4. ^ American Factfinder2
  5. ^ Bernard W. Quetchenbach, Back from the Far Field: American Nature Poetry in the Late Twentieth Century, University of Virginia Press, 2000. "Port William is the fictionalized version of Berry's Port Royal." (p. 130)

Coordinates: 38°33′19″N 85°04′49″W / 38.55528°N 85.08028°W / 38.55528; -85.08028