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Welcome to Fordsville ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fordsville has a population of 525 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Fordsville is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Fordsville lies within the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Fordsville: 42343<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fordsville had an population of 525 people. This is an increase of 0.19% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fordsville had a population of 524 people. This makes Fordsville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Fordsville represents 0.01% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 292nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 524 people, the population of Fordsville decreased 1.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 531 people).

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

Communities Also Named Fordsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Fordsville - they are located in Mississippi and Virginia.

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

Communities near Fordsville ...

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

  • Beaver Dam (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Fordsville and is located in Ohio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,553 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver Dam<6>
  • Hartford (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Fordsville and is located in Ohio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<6>
  • Hardinsburg (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardinsburg
    • Hardinsburg lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Fordsville and is located in Breckinridge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardinsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardinsburg<6>
  • Cannelton (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannelton
    • Cannelton lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Fordsville and is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,473 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannelton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannelton<6>
  • Cloverport (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverport
    • Cloverport lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Fordsville and is located in Breckinridge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,151 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverport<6>
  • Hawesville (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawesville
    • Hawesville lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Fordsville and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 979 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawesville<6>
  • Caneyville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caneyville
    • Caneyville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Fordsville and is located in Grayson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caneyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caneyville<6>
  • Whitesville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
    • Whitesville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Fordsville and is located in Daviess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<6>
  • Aetnaville (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aetnaville
    • Aetnaville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Fordsville and is located in Ohio County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aetnaville
  • Cabot (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabot
    • Cabot lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Fordsville and is located in Hancock County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabot

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fordsville ...

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

Adding Fordsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fordsville 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 Fordsville was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Fordsville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Fordsville

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fordsville. 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 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 Fordsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fordsville - 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 Fordsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fordsville 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fordsville) 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 Fordsville. 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 FordsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fordsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6361, Longitude: -86.7176    
<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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