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Welcome to Loretto ...

The city of Loretto is located in Marion County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Loretto has a population of 689 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Loretto is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Loretto is located in the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Loretto: 40037<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Loretto had an population of 689 people. This is a decrease of 3.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Loretto had a population of 713 people. This makes Loretto the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Loretto represents 0.02% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 258th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 713 people, the population of Loretto increased 14.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 623 people).

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

Communities Also Named Loretto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Loretto - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Loretto ...

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

  • Bardstown [Nelson County]
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    • Bardstown [Nelson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Loretto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,302 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bardstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bardstown<7>
  • Campbellsville [Taylor County]
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    • Campbellsville [Taylor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Loretto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbellsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbellsville<7>
  • Lebanon [Marion County]
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    • Lebanon [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Loretto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,733 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<7>
  • Hodgenville [Larue County]
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    • Hodgenville [Larue County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Loretto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,255 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodgenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodgenville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Springfield [Washington County]
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      • Springfield [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Loretto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,987 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<7>
    • Bloomfield [Nelson County]
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      • Bloomfield [Nelson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Loretto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomfield<7>
    • New Haven [Nelson County]
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      • New Haven [Nelson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Loretto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
    • Bradfordsville [Marion County]
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      • Bradfordsville [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Loretto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradfordsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradfordsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradfordsville<7>
    • Willisburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willisburg
      • Willisburg [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Loretto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willisburg<7>
    • Mackville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mackville
      • Mackville [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Loretto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mackville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Loretto ...

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

Adding Loretto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Loretto 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 Loretto was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Loretto in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Mentions & References for Loretto

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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 Marion, 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 Loretto.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Loretto - 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 Loretto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Loretto 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- Loretto) 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 Loretto. 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 LorettoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loretto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6349, Longitude: -85.3988       In this case, the coordinates for Loretto 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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