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Welcome to Blackey ...

The city of Blackey is located in Letcher County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blackey has a population of 143 people<2> (see below for details).

Blackey was established in 1915.

The community of Blackey is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Blackey lies within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Blackey: 41804<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blackey had an population of 143 people. This is an increase of 19.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blackey had a population of 120 people. This makes Blackey the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 120 people, the population of Blackey decreased 21.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 153 people).

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

Communities Also Named Blackey ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Blackey - it's located in Virginia.

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

Communities near Blackey ...

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

  • Hazard [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
    • Hazard [Perry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Blackey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,785 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazard<7>
  • Jenkins [Letcher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
    • Jenkins [Letcher County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Blackey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkins<7>
  • Cumberland [Harlan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland [Harlan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Blackey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland<7>
  • Whitesburg [Letcher County]
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    • Whitesburg [Letcher County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Blackey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Appalachia [Wise County]
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      • Appalachia [Wise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Blackey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appalachia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appalachia<7>
    • Hindman [Knott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hindman
      • Hindman [Knott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Blackey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hindman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hindman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hindman<7>
    • Lynch [Harlan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch
      • Lynch [Harlan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Blackey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynch<7>
    • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming-Neon
      • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Blackey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming-Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleming-Neon
    • Pippa Passes [Knott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pippa Passes
      • Pippa Passes [Knott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Blackey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pippa Passes have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pippa Passes
    • Wheelwright [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelwright
      • Wheelwright [Floyd County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Blackey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelwright have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelwright

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blackey ...

Looking for more information about Blackey? 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 Blackey, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Blackey.

Adding Blackey to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blackey 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 Blackey was on a map titled Map of Kentucky (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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About Kentucky

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blackey. 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 Letcher, 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 Blackey.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blackey - 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 Blackey). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blackey 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blackey) 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 Blackey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlackeyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1400, Longitude: -82.9797    
<6>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.
<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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