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Welcome to Lynch ...

The city of Lynch is located in Harlan County<1>.



Lynch was established in 1917.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lynch has a population of 643 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Lynch is 1,830 feet [558 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Lynch: (606)

The ZIP code for Lynch: 40855<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lynch had an population of 643 people. This is a decrease of 13.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lynch had a population of 747 people. This makes Lynch the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Lynch represents 0.02% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 249th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 747 people, the population of Lynch decreased 17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 900 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lynch ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Lynch - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Lynch ...

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

  • Big Stone Gap
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Norton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton is located in Norton City (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,985 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton <5>
  • Wise
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wise
    • Wise is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,885 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wise <5>
  • Cumberland
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland is located in Harlan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,854 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland <5>
  • Whitesburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
    • Whitesburg is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg <5>
  • Pennington Gap
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington Gap
    • Pennington Gap is located in Lee County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,708 people
  • Appalachia
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Evarts
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evarts have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evarts
    • Evarts is located in Harlan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evarts <5>
  • Fleming - Neon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming - Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming - Neon
    • Fleming - Neon is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
  • Vicco
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicco have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicco
    • Vicco is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lynch ...

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

Adding Lynch to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lynch 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 Lynch was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Lynch post office opened in 1922.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lynch.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lynch. 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 Harlan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lynch.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lynch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Lynch). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lynch or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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