Gracey, Kentucky

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Gracey, Kentucky
Census-designated place
Gracey is located in Kentucky
Gracey
Gracey
Coordinates: 36°52′41″N 87°39′44″W / 36.87806°N 87.66222°W / 36.87806; -87.66222Coordinates: 36°52′41″N 87°39′44″W / 36.87806°N 87.66222°W / 36.87806; -87.66222
Country  United States
State  Kentucky
County Christian
Area
 • Total 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
 • Land 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2010) 138
 • Density 221.7/km2 (574/sq mi)
ZIP code 42232
Area code(s) 270
GNIS feature ID 0493072[1]

Gracey is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Christian County, Kentucky, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 138.[2]

History[edit]

Gracey had its start when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] The town was laid out in 1887, and named in honor of Frank P. Gracey, a railroad official.[4] A post office was established at Gracey in 1887.[5]

Geography[edit]

Gracey is located in western Christian County at 36°52′41″N 87°39′44″W / 36.87806°N 87.66222°W / 36.87806; -87.66222 at an elevation of 509 feet (155 m). U.S. Route 68/Kentucky Route 80 bypasses the community to the north, while its old alignment, now known as Tobacco Road, runs along the southern edge. Hopkinsville, the Christian County seat, is 10 miles (16 km) to the east, and Interstate 24 is 4 miles (6 km) to the west.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Gracey CDP has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), all land.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gracey". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Gracey CDP, Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Our Oldest Town". Kentucky New Era. June 6, 1974. p. 4. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 120. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  5. ^ "Christian County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 April 2015.