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Welcome to Burkesville ...

The city of Burkesville is located in Cumberland County<1> and is the County Seat for Cumberland County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Burkesville has a population of 1,461 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Burkesville, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1846.

Going back to its beginning, Burkesville was originally named Cumberland Crossing. For more information about the names of Burkesville, see The Names of Burkesville on our Genealogy Page.

The community of Burkesville is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Burkesville lies within the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Burkesville: 42717<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Burkesville had an population of 1,461 people. This is a decrease of 3.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Burkesville had a population of 1,521 people (or 22.18% of the total population of Cumberland County). This makes Burkesville the county's most populous community.

The population of Burkesville represents 0.04% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 167th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,521 people, the population of Burkesville decreased 13.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,756 people).

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

Adding Burkesville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Burkesville ...

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

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

Communities near Burkesville ...

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

  • Thompsons Store [Clay County]
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    • Thompsons Store [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Burkesville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 3,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsons Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsons Store
  • Tompkinsville [Monroe County]
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    • Tompkinsville [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Burkesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,229 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tompkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tompkinsville<7>
  • Albany [Clinton County]
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    • Albany [Clinton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Burkesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,979 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<7>
  • Edmonton [Metcalfe County]
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    • Edmonton [Metcalfe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Burkesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,597 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmonton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Celina [Clay County]
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      • Celina [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Burkesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,407 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Celina<7>
    • Byrdstown [Pickett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrdstown
      • Byrdstown [Pickett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Burkesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrdstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byrdstown<7>
    • Bakerton [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakerton
      • Bakerton [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Burkesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakerton
    • Leslie [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Burkesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
    • Waterview [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterview
      • Waterview [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Burkesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterview
    • Marrowbone [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marrowbone
      • Marrowbone [Cumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Burkesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marrowbone

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Burkesville. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Burkesville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Burkesville ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burkesville. 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 Cumberland, 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 Burkesville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burkesville - 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 Burkesville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Burkesville 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burkesville) 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 Burkesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BurkesvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burkesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7910, Longitude: -85.3674       In this case, the coordinates for Burkesville 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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