Utica, Kentucky

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Utica, Kentucky
Utica is located in Kentucky
Utica
Utica
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°36′8″N 87°6′47″W / 37.60222°N 87.11306°W / 37.60222; -87.11306Coordinates: 37°36′8″N 87°6′47″W / 37.60222°N 87.11306°W / 37.60222; -87.11306
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyDaviess
Elevation
417 ft (127 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CST)
ZIP code
42376
FIPS code21-78708
GNIS feature ID505928[1]

Utica is a small rural unincorporated community and census-designated place[2] in Daviess County, Kentucky, in the United States. U.S. Route 431 passes through the community, leading 12 miles (19 km) north to Owensboro and 24 miles (39 km) south to Central City. Utica has a post office, a fire station, a cemetery, several churches, a gas station, a store called JR's Market, and a Dollar General store. Utica was probably founded in the early 1800s and named after the City of Utica, New York. Mill Street which is the first side road on Hwy 140 West was named after the flour mill that was located behind JR's Market. Mill short cuts back to US Hwy 431 where it ends. The first property on Mill Street was a passenger train station in the late 1800s to early 1900s that ferried people to the river town of Owensboro across the border from Indiana. Just past Mill Street is Highway 1207 that runs to "old" Highway 81 that leads right into and around downtown Owensboro. By driving past Hwy 1207, Hwy 140 goes up Graveyard hill, named so by the locals. A steep incline of 45 degrees for a quarter mile and ends at the top where there is a cemetery. This cemetery consists of people from the local community as early as the early 1900s but most are from the 1930s and upward. It is still used to this day.

Historical population
Census Pop.
194069
Bureau of the Census[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Utica, Kentucky
  2. ^ "TIGERweb". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov.