Trenton, Kentucky

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Trenton, Kentucky
The junction of US 41 and KY 104 in Trenton
The junction of US 41 and KY 104 in Trenton
Location of Trenton in Todd County, Kentucky.
Location of Trenton in Todd County, 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
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyTodd
Area
 • Total0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
587 ft (179 m)
Population
 • Total384
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
378
 • Density750.1/sq mi (289.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
42286
Area code(s)270
FIPS code21-77592
GNIS feature ID0505487

Trenton is a city in Todd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 384 at the 2010 census. Settled as Lewisburg in 1796, and incorporated in 1840. The city was renamed after Trenton, New Jersey in 1819.[2]

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).[3]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830178
1870221
1880152−31.2%
1890455199.3%
190060031.9%
19106538.8%
1920552−15.5%
1930524−5.1%
19405729.2%
19505770.9%
1960542−6.1%
1970496−8.5%
1980465−6.2%
1990378−18.7%
200041910.8%
2010384−8.4%
Est. 2016378[1]−1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Notable people[edit]

Musician and activist Josephine Leavell Allensworth was born in Trenton.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Places: Trenton". Encyclopedia of Kentucky. New York, New York: Somerset Publishers. 1987. ISBN 0-403-09981-1.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Allensworth, Josephine Leavell (1855-1938)". Online Encyclopedia Index. BlackPast.org. Retrieved 5 June 2013.

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