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Welcome to Amelia ...

Amelia is located in Knott County<1>.

The location of Amelia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Amelia is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Amelia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Amelia is within the (606) area code.

Communities Also Named Amelia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Amelia - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amelia.

Communities near Amelia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Amelia.

  • Hazard (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
    • Hazard lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Amelia and is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,785 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazard<5>
  • Jenkins (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
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    • Jenkins lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Amelia and is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkins<5>
  • Cumberland (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
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    • Cumberland lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Amelia and is located in Harlan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland<5>
  • Whitesburg (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
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    • Whitesburg lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Amelia and is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg<5>
  • Pound (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
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    • Pound lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Amelia and is located in Wise County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 917 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pound<5>
  • Hindman (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
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    • Hindman lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Amelia and is located in Knott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 663 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hindman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hindman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hindman<5>
  • Lynch (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch
    • Lynch lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Amelia and is located in Harlan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 630 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynch<5>
  • Fleming-Neon (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming-Neon
    • Fleming-Neon lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Amelia and is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming-Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleming-Neon
  • Pippa Passes (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pippa Passes
    • Pippa Passes lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Amelia and is located in Knott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pippa Passes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pippa Passes
  • Wheelwright (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelwright
    • Wheelwright lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Amelia and is located in Floyd County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amelia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amelia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amelia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amelia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amelia. See our Newspapers Page for Amelia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amelia ...

Looking for more information about Amelia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Amelia, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Amelia.

Adding Amelia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Amelia in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Amelia was on a map titled Map of Kentucky (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Amelia on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Amelia

Communities in Kentucky

About Knott County

About Kentucky

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amelia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Knott, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amelia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amelia) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amelia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2072, Longitude: -82.9208       In this case, the coordinates for Amelia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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