Betsy Layne, Kentucky

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Betsy Layne, Kentucky
Census-designated place
U.S. 23 in Betsy Layne
U.S. 23 in Betsy Layne
Betsy Layne is located in Kentucky
Betsy Layne
Betsy Layne
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°33′05″N 82°38′01″W / 37.55139°N 82.63361°W / 37.55139; -82.63361Coordinates: 37°33′05″N 82°38′01″W / 37.55139°N 82.63361°W / 37.55139; -82.63361
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Floyd
Settled 1875
 • Total 1.84 sq mi (4.76 km2)
 • Land 1.81 sq mi (4.69 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 688
 • Density 380/sq mi (146.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41605
FIPS code 21-06220
GNIS feature ID 487043

Betsy Layne is a census-designated place (CDP) and coal town in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. It was established in 1875 along the Levisa Fork. The post office opened on May 1, 1908, with Clayton L. Hitchins as postmaster.[1] Its ZIP code is 41605. The 2010 census reported the population to be 688.[2] Stage actress Bette Henritze (born 1924) is a native of Betsy Layne.

Betsy Layne is located along the eastern border of Floyd County at 37°33′05″N 82°38′01″W / 37.55139°N 82.63361°W / 37.55139; -82.63361 (37.5514880, -82.6334884) and at an elevation of 650 ft (198 m).[3] It is bordered to the east by Pike County. U.S. Route 23 passes through the community, leading northwest 13 miles (21 km) to Prestonsburg and southeast 12 miles (19 km) to Pikeville.


  1. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1988). "Place Names". Kentucky Place Names. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-0179-4.  Retrieved on 2010-12-06
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Betsy Layne CDP, Kentucky". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Betsy Layne, Kentucky". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.  Retrieved on 2010-12-06