Trenton, Kentucky

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Trenton, Kentucky
City
The junction of US 41 and KY 104 in Trenton
The junction of US 41 and KY 104 in Trenton
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 489
 • 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 second class 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.[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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 178
1870 221
1880 152 −31.2%
1890 455 199.3%
1900 600 31.9%
1910 653 8.8%
1920 552 −15.5%
1930 524 −5.1%
1940 572 9.2%
1950 577 0.9%
1960 542 −6.1%
1970 496 −8.5%
1980 465 −6.2%
1990 378 −18.7%
2000 419 10.8%
2010 384 −8.4%
Est. 2015 386 [3] 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


Notable people[edit]

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

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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  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.