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Welcome to Buckhorn ...

The city of Buckhorn is located in Perry County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Buckhorn, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buckhorn has a population of 131 people<3> (see below for details).

Buckhorn is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Buckhorn lies within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Buckhorn: 41721<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buckhorn had an population of 131 people. This is a decrease of 19.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buckhorn had a population of 162 people. This makes Buckhorn the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 162 people, the population of Buckhorn increased 12.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 144 people).

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

Communities Also Named Buckhorn ...

While we believe that this Buckhorn is located in Perry County, we know of another 2 Kentucky communities named Buckhorn. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clay and Knott County.

Beyond Kentucky, there are 39 communities that are also named Buckhorn - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan (3), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming (2).

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

Communities near Buckhorn ...

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

  • Hazard
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
    • Hazard is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,785 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazard <6>
  • Jackson
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Hyden
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Booneville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
    • Booneville is located in Owsley County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville <6>
  • Saul
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saul have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saul
    • Saul is located in Perry County
  • Chavies
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chavies
    • Chavies is located in Perry County
  • Mistletoe
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mistletoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mistletoe
    • Mistletoe is located in Owsley County
  • Confluence
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confluence
    • Confluence is located in Leslie County
  • Krypton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krypton
    • Krypton is located in Perry County
  • Whick
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whick
    • Whick is located in Breathitt County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buckhorn ...

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

Adding Buckhorn to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Buckhorn was on a map titled Map of Kentucky (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Buckhorn.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buckhorn. 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 Perry, 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 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 Buckhorn.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buckhorn - 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 Buckhorn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buckhorn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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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