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Welcome to Greenville ...

The city of Greenville is located in Muhlenberg County<1> and is the County Seat for Muhlenberg County.

When the people of Greenville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Greenvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Greenville has a population of 4,198 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Greenville is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Greenville lies within the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Greenville: 42345<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Greenville had an population of 4,198 people. This is a decrease of 2.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greenville had a population of 4,312 people (which is 13.69% of the total population of Muhlenberg County). This makes Greenville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Greenville represents 0.1% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 81st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,312 people, the population of Greenville decreased 1.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,398 people).

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

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kentucky communities named Greenville: This one is located in Muhlenberg County and the other is located in Clark County.

Beyond Kentucky, there are 66 communities that are also named Greenville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana (3), Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (5), North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Greenville ...

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

  • Central City [Muhlenberg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City [Muhlenberg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Greenville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<7>
  • Earlington [Hopkins County]
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    • Earlington [Hopkins County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Greenville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,321 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earlington<7>
  • Nortonville [Hopkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nortonville
    • Nortonville [Hopkins County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Greenville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,147 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nortonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nortonville<7>
  • White Plains [Hopkins County]
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    • White Plains [Hopkins County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Greenville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Plains<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County]
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      • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mortons Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mortons Gap<7>
    • Lewisburg [Logan County]
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      • Lewisburg [Logan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<7>
    • Crofton [Christian County]
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      • Crofton [Christian County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crofton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crofton<7>
    • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County]
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      • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakesboro<7>
    • Island [McLean County]
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      • Island [McLean County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Island<7>
    • Sacramento [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacramento
      • Sacramento [McLean County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sacramento have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacramento
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacramento<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenville. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Greenville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenville ...

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

Adding Greenville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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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 Muhlenberg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Greenville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Greenville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greenville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenville - 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 Greenville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Greenville 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenville) 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 Greenville. 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 GreenvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2011, Longitude: -87.1786    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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