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Welcome to Beaver Dam ...

The city of Beaver Dam is located in Ohio County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Beaver Dam has a population of 3,571 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Beaver Dam is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Beaver Dam lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Beaver Dam (for example, toward Upton), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Beaver Dam: (270)

The ZIP code for Beaver Dam: 42320<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beaver Dam had an population of 3,571 people. This is an increase of 4.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beaver Dam had a population of 3,409 people (or 14.3% of the total population of Ohio County). This makes Beaver Dam the county's most populous community.

The population of Beaver Dam represents 0.08% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 96th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,409 people, the population of Beaver Dam increased 12.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,033 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Beaver Dam.

Communities Also Named Beaver Dam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Beaver Dam - they are located in Arizona, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Beaver Dam ...

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

  • Central City [Muhlenberg County]
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    • Central City [Muhlenberg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Beaver Dam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,692 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<6>
  • Morgantown [Butler County]
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    • Morgantown [Butler County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Beaver Dam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,373 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgantown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<6>
  • Livermore [McLean County]
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    • Livermore [McLean County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Beaver Dam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livermore have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livermore<6>
  • Powderly [Muhlenberg County]
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    • Powderly [Muhlenberg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Beaver Dam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 736 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powderly<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Whitesville [Daviess County]
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      • Whitesville [Daviess County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Beaver Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<6>
    • Fordsville [Ohio County]
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      • Fordsville [Ohio County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Beaver Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordsville<6>
    • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County]
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      • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Beaver Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakesboro<6>
    • Island [McLean County]
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      • Island [McLean County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Beaver Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Island<6>
    • Centertown [Ohio County]
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      • Centertown [Ohio County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Beaver Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centertown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centertown
    • Rockport [Ohio County]
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      • Rockport [Ohio County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Beaver Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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 Beaver Dam. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Beaver Dam.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beaver Dam ...

Looking for more information about Beaver Dam? 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 Beaver Dam, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Beaver Dam.

Adding Beaver Dam to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Beaver Dam 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 Beaver Dam was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Beaver Dam on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

Mentions & References for Beaver Dam

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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 Ohio, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beaver Dam.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beaver Dam - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Beaver Dam). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Beaver Dam or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beaver Dam) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beaver Dam. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beaver DamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaver Dam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4068, Longitude: -86.8755    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.

 

 

 

 

 


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