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Welcome to Oil City ...

Oil City is located in Barren County<1>.

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

Oil City is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Oil City, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Oil City: (270)

Adding Oil City to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Communities Also Named Oil City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Oil City - they are located in Alberta, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Oil City ...

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

  • Glasgow [Barren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow [Barren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,411 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<5>
  • Cave City [Barren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave City
    • Cave City [Barren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,426 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave City<5>
  • Horse Cave [Hart County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Cave
    • Horse Cave [Hart County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,415 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Cave
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horse Cave<5>
  • Munfordville [Hart County]
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    • Munfordville [Hart County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,660 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munfordville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munfordville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munfordville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brownsville [Edmonson County]
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      • Brownsville [Edmonson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 840 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsville<5>
    • Smiths Grove [Warren County]
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      • Smiths Grove [Warren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 817 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smiths Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smiths Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smiths Grove<5>
    • Park City [Barren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Barren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<5>
    • Hiseville [Barren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiseville
      • Hiseville [Barren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Oil City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiseville
    • Oakland [Warren County]
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      • Oakland [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Beckton [Barren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckton
      • Beckton [Barren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Oil City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckton

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oil City ...

Looking for more information about Oil City? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oil City, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oil City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Barren County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oil City. 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 Barren, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oil City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Oil City) 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 Oil City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oil CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oil City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0334, Longitude: -85.9830       In this case, the coordinates for Oil City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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