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Welcome to Barbourville ...

The city of Barbourville is located in Knox County<1> and is the County Seat for Knox County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Barbourville has a population of 3,022 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Barbourville.

Barbourville is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you leave Barbourville and travel west, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Barbourville: (606)

The ZIP code for Barbourville: 40906<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Barbourville had an population of 3,022 people. This is a decrease of 4.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Barbourville had a population of 3,165 people (or 9.93% of the total population of Knox County). This makes Barbourville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Barbourville represents 0.07% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 102nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,165 people, the population of Barbourville decreased 11.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,589 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Barbourville.

Communities Also Named Barbourville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Barbourville - it's located in New York.

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

Communities near Barbourville ...

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

  • Middlesboro [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesboro
    • Middlesboro [Bell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Barbourville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,884 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlesboro<7>
  • Corbin [Whitley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corbin
    • Corbin [Whitley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Barbourville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corbin<7>
  • Williamsburg [Whitley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
    • Williamsburg [Whitley County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Barbourville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,384 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<7>
  • Pineville [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
    • Pineville [Bell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Barbourville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hinkle [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinkle
      • Hinkle [Knox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Barbourville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinkle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinkle
    • Girdler [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Girdler
      • Girdler [Knox County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Barbourville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girdler
    • Flat Lick [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Lick
      • Flat Lick [Knox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Barbourville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Lick
    • Trosper [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trosper
      • Trosper [Knox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Barbourville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trosper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trosper
    • Crane Nest [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Nest
      • Crane Nest [Knox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Barbourville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Nest
    • Dewitt [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewitt
      • Dewitt [Knox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Barbourville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewitt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewitt

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 Barbourville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Barbourville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Barbourville. 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 Barbourville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Barbourville. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Barbourville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Barbourville ...

Looking for more information about Barbourville? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Barbourville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Barbourville.

Adding Barbourville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Barbourville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Barbourville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Barbourville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kentucky (1911).

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barbourville. 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 Knox, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Barbourville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Barbourville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Barbourville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Barbourville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barbourville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Barbourville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BarbourvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barbourville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8653, Longitude: -83.8830       In this case, the coordinates for Barbourville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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