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Welcome to Middlesboro ...

The city of Middlesboro is located in Bell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Middlesboro has a population of 9,089 people<2> (see below for details).

Middlesboro was established in 1890 and was incorporated March 14, 1890.

Going back to its beginning, The community of Middlesboro was originally named Middlesborough. For more information about the names of Middlesboro, see The Names of Middlesboro on our Genealogy Page.

Middlesboro is 1,200 feet [366 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Middlesboro (for example, toward Gernt (TN)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Middlesboro is located in the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Middlesboro: 40965<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Middlesboro had an population of 9,089 people. This is a decrease of 12.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Middlesboro had a population of 10,334 people (or 36.02% of the total population of Bell County). This makes Middlesboro the county's most populous community.

The population of Middlesboro represents 0.24% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,334 people, the population of Middlesboro has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,384 people).

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

Communities near Middlesboro ...

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

  • Barbourville [Knox County]
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    • Barbourville [Knox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Middlesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,974 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barbourville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barbourville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barbourville<7>
  • New Tazewell [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Tazewell
    • New Tazewell [Claiborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Middlesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Tazewell<7>
  • Alanthus Hill [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alanthus Hill
    • Alanthus Hill [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Middlesboro
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,498 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alanthus Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alanthus Hill
  • Tazewell [Claiborne County]
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    • Tazewell [Claiborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Middlesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,275 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pineville [Bell County]
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      • Pineville [Bell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Middlesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,692 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
    • Minton Mill [Claiborne County]
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      • Minton Mill [Claiborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Middlesboro
      • Estimated population in 2014: 527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minton Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minton Mill
    • Braden [Union County]
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      • Braden [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Middlesboro
      • Estimated population in 2014: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braden
    • Harrogate [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrogate
      • Harrogate [Claiborne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Middlesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrogate have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrogate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrogate<7>
    • Shawanee [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawanee
      • Shawanee [Claiborne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Middlesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawanee
    • Capito [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capito
      • Capito [Bell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Middlesboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capito have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capito

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Middlesboro. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Middlesboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Middlesboro ...

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

Adding Middlesboro to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Middlesboro. 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 Bell, 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 Middlesboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Middlesboro - 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 Middlesboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Middlesboro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Middlesboro) 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 Middlesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MiddlesboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middlesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6068, Longitude: -83.7205    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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