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Welcome to Mortons Gap ...

The city of Mortons Gap is located in Hopkins County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mortons Gap has a population of 824 people<2> (see below for details).

Mortons Gap was established in 1804.

The community of Mortons Gap is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mortons Gap lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mortons Gap lies within the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Mortons Gap: 42440<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mortons Gap had an population of 824 people. This is a decrease of 4.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mortons Gap had a population of 863 people. This makes Mortons Gap the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Mortons Gap represents 0.02% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 223rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 863 people, the population of Mortons Gap decreased 9.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 952 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mortons Gap.

Communities near Mortons Gap ...

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

  • Madisonville [Hopkins County]
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    • Madisonville [Hopkins County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Mortons Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,656 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<7>
  • Central City [Muhlenberg County]
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    • Central City [Muhlenberg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Mortons Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,692 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<7>
  • Greenville [Muhlenberg County]
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    • Greenville [Muhlenberg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Mortons Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,153 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<7>
  • Providence [Webster County]
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    • Providence [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Mortons Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,986 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Providence<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dawson Springs [Hopkins County]
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      • Dawson Springs [Hopkins County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Mortons Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,629 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawson Springs<7>
    • White Plains [Hopkins County]
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      • White Plains [Hopkins County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mortons Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Plains<7>
    • Powderly [Muhlenberg County]
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      • Powderly [Muhlenberg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Mortons Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powderly<7>
    • Hanson [Hopkins County]
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      • Hanson [Hopkins County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Mortons Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanson<7>
    • Crofton [Christian County]
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      • Crofton [Christian County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Mortons Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crofton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crofton<7>
    • Sacramento [McLean County]
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      • Sacramento [McLean County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Mortons Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sacramento have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacramento
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacramento<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 Mortons Gap. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mortons Gap.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mortons Gap ...

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

Adding Mortons Gap to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Mentions & References for Mortons Gap

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Hopkins County

About Kentucky

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mortons Gap. 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 Hopkins, 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 Mortons Gap.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mortons Gap - 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 Mortons Gap). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mortons Gap 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mortons Gap) 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 Mortons Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mortons GapOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mortons Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2389, Longitude: -87.4724    
<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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