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Welcome to Gilpin ...

Although we found mention of Gilpin during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Gilpin was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Gilpin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Gilpin, please Contact Us.


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

Gilpin is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Gilpin might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Gilpin (for example, toward Greensburg), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

We believe that Gilpin would be found within the (606) area code.

Communities Also Named Gilpin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Gilpin - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado (2), Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Gilpin ...

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

  • Somerset [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
    • Somerset [Pulaski County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Gilpin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,829 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerset<5>
  • Russell Springs [Russell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Springs
    • Russell Springs [Russell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Gilpin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,649 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell Springs<5>
  • Liberty [Casey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Casey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Gilpin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<5>
  • Science Hill [Pulaski County]
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    • Science Hill [Pulaski County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Gilpin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 693 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Science Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Science Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Science Hill<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hustonville [Lincoln County]
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      • Hustonville [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Gilpin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hustonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hustonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hustonville<5>
    • Eubank [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eubank
      • Eubank [Pulaski County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Gilpin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eubank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eubank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eubank<5>
    • Argyle [Casey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Casey County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Gilpin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
    • Evona [Casey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evona
      • Evona [Casey County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Gilpin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evona
    • Phil [Casey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phil
      • Phil [Casey County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Gilpin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phil
    • Bethelridge [Casey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethelridge
      • Bethelridge [Casey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Gilpin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethelridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethelridge

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gilpin ...

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

Adding Gilpin to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Casey County

About Kentucky

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Gilpin and then turned east". While Gilpin could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Gilpin as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Gilpin could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gilpin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Gilpin) 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 Gilpin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GilpinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilpin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2567, Longitude: -84.8819       In this case, the coordinates for Gilpin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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