Trenton, Kentucky

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Trenton, Kentucky
City
Location of Trenton, Kentucky
Location of Trenton, Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°43′24″N 87°15′40″W / 36.72333°N 87.26111°W / 36.72333; -87.26111Coordinates: 36°43′24″N 87°15′40″W / 36.72333°N 87.26111°W / 36.72333; -87.26111
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Todd
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Population ([2014])
 • Total 433
 • Density 750.1/sq mi (289.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42286
Area code(s) 270
FIPS code 21-77592
GNIS feature ID 0505487

Trenton is a sixth class city in Todd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 419 at the 2000 census. Settled as Lewisburg in 1796, the city was renamed after Trenton, New Jersey in 1819.[1]

Geography[edit]

Trenton is located at 36°43′24″N 87°15′40″W / 36.72333°N 87.26111°W / 36.72333; -87.26111 (36.723246, -87.261209).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

Notable people[edit]

Musician and activist Josephine Leavell Allensworth was born in Trenton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dictionary of Places: Trenton". Encyclopedia of Kentucky. New York, New York: Somerset Publishers. 1987. ISBN 0-403-09981-1. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Allensworth, Josephine Leavell (1855-1938)". Online Encyclopedia Index. BlackPast.org. Retrieved 5 June 2013.