Rineyville, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Rineyville is located in Kentucky
Rineyville is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°44′58″N 85°58′12″W / 37.74944°N 85.97000°W / 37.74944; -85.97000Coordinates: 37°44′58″N 85°58′12″W / 37.74944°N 85.97000°W / 37.74944; -85.97000
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Hardin
Elevation 705 ft (215 m)
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 40162
Area code(s) 270 & 364
GNIS feature ID 501960[1]

Rineyville is an unincorporated community in Hardin County, Kentucky, United States. It is located 5 miles northwest of Elizabethtown, with a population of about 6,000 people.[2] There is no formal town government; elected county officials oversee roads. The primary law enforcement agency for Rineyville is the Kentucky State Police – Post 4 in Elizabethtown. The Paducah and Louisville Railway runs through the middle of town. The Rineyville Fire Department, created in 1979, consist of 30 plus volunteers of the community. The fire chief is Shane Crutcher. Some neighboring communities include Vine Grove, Radcliff, and Cecilia.

Rineyville is named for past resident Zachariah Riney, the first school teacher of young Abraham Lincoln.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rineyville, Kentucky
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". Factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 251. ISBN 0-8131-2631-2.