Sadieville, Kentucky

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Sadieville, Kentucky
Location of Sadieville, Kentucky
Location of Sadieville, Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°23′30″N 84°32′8″W / 38.39167°N 84.53556°W / 38.39167; -84.53556Coordinates: 38°23′30″N 84°32′8″W / 38.39167°N 84.53556°W / 38.39167; -84.53556
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Scott
Incorporated 1880[1]
Named for a respected area woman[2]
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 263
 • Density 371.8/sq mi (143.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40370
Area code(s) 502
FIPS code 21-67656
GNIS feature ID 0502554

Sadieville is a 5th-class city in Scott County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 263 during the year 2000 U.S. Census. It is part of the Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Sadieville is a railroad town, having grown up after the Cincinnati Southern Railroad was built through the area in 1876. The post office was established in 1878 and named for Sarah Martha "Sadie" Emison Pack,[3] a respected local.[2] The city was incorporated in 1880.[1]

The Burgess and Gano Company formerly made Sadieville the largest market for shipping yearling mules and colts in the United States.[4]


Sadieville is located at 38°23′30″N 84°32′8″W / 38.39167°N 84.53556°W / 38.39167; -84.53556 (38.391726, -84.535592),[5] where Ky. 32 crosses Eagle Creek. The site formerly boasted a covered bridge.[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 263 people, 96 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 371.8 people per square mile (143.0/km²). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 161.2 per square mile (62.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.54% White, 5.32% African American, and 1.14% from two or more races.

There were 96 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,583, and the median income for a family was $42,222. Males had a median income of $35,750 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,648. About 5.7% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those sixty five or over.

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  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Sadieville, Kentucky". Accessed 26 Aug 2013.
  2. ^ a b Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 260. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 1 Aug 2013.
  3. ^ Burgess, Michael & al. The House of the Burgesses, p. 177. Wildside Press, 2009. Accessed 5 October 2013.
  4. ^ City of Sadieville. "Sadieville History". Accessed 5 October 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Laughlin, Robert W.M. Kentucky's Covered Bridges, p. 96. Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Accessed 5 October 2013.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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