A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Lancaster ...
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.
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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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2022