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Welcome to Lancaster ...

The city of Lancaster is located in Garrard County<1> and is the County Seat for Garrard County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lancaster has a population of 3,847 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Lancaster is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lancaster lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Lancaster and travel west, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Lancaster is located in the (859) area code.

The ZIP codes for Lancaster: 40444, 40446<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lancaster had an population of 3,847 people. This is an increase of 11.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lancaster had a population of 3,442 people (or 20.35% of the total population of Garrard County). This makes Lancaster the county's most populous community.

The population of Lancaster represents 0.08% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 94th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,442 people, the population of Lancaster decreased 7.82% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,734 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lancaster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Lancaster - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lancaster ...

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

  • Richmond [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,800 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<7>
  • Nicholasville [Jessamine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholasville
    • Nicholasville [Jessamine County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,888 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholasville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nicholasville<7>
  • Danville [Boyle County]
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    • Danville [Boyle County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,970 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<7>
  • Berea [Madison County]
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    • Berea [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,287 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berea<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Harrodsburg [Mercer County]
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      • Harrodsburg [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrodsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrodsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrodsburg<7>
    • Wilmore [Jessamine County]
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      • Wilmore [Jessamine County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmore<7>
    • Stanford [Lincoln County]
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      • Stanford [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanford<7>
    • Junction City [Boyle County]
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      • Junction City [Boyle County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction City<7>
    • Brodhead [Rockcastle County]
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      • Brodhead [Rockcastle County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brodhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brodhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brodhead<7>
    • Burgin [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgin
      • Burgin [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgin<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 Lancaster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lancaster.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lancaster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lancaster ...

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

Adding Lancaster to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lancaster. 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 Garrard, 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 Lancaster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lancaster - 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 Lancaster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lancaster 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' (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- Lancaster) 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 Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LancasterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6160, Longitude: -84.5821       In this case, the coordinates for Lancaster 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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