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Welcome to Glasgow ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Glasgow, you might consider that their post office opened in 1803.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Glasgow has a population of 14,439 people<2> (see below for details).
Glasgow is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Glasgow lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Glasgow, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Glasgow is within the (270) area code.
The ZIP codes for Glasgow: 42141-42142<4>
Websites for Glasgow ...
Official Website: www.cityofglasgow.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.glasgowbarrenchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Glasgow had an population of 14,439 people. This is an increase of 2.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.91% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Glasgow had a population of 14,028 people (which is 33.26% of the total population of Barren County). This makes Glasgow the county's most populous community.
The population of Glasgow represents 0.32% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 14,028 people, the population of Glasgow increased 7.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,019 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Glasgow.
Communities Also Named Glasgow ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 27 communities that are also named Glasgow - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Glasgow.
Communities near Glasgow ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Glasgow.
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 Glasgow. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Glasgow.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Glasgow. 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 Glasgow.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glasgow. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Glasgow.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glasgow ...
Looking for more information about Glasgow? 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 Glasgow, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Glasgow.
Adding Glasgow to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Glasgow 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 Glasgow was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).
We also found Glasgow in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Glasgow.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Glasgow: www.cityofglasgow.org/
The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/
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