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Welcome to Olive Hill ...

The city of Olive Hill is located in Carter County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Olive Hill has a population of 1,549 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Olive Hill is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Olive Hill lies within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Olive Hill: 41164<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Olive Hill had an population of 1,549 people. This is a decrease of 3.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Olive Hill had a population of 1,599 people (or 5.77% of the total population of Carter County). This makes Olive Hill the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Olive Hill represents 0.04% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 163rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,599 people, the population of Olive Hill decreased 11.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,813 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Olive Hill.

Communities Also Named Olive Hill ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Olive Hill - they are located in California, Indiana and North Carolina (2).

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

Communities near Olive Hill ...

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

  • Morehead [Rowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morehead
    • Morehead [Rowan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Olive Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,596 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morehead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morehead<6>
  • Grayson [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
    • Grayson [Carter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Olive Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,832 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grayson<6>
  • Sandy Hook [Elliott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
    • Sandy Hook [Elliott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Olive Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy Hook<6>
  • Smoky Valley [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoky Valley
    • Smoky Valley [Carter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Olive Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smoky Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoky Valley
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Emerson [Lewis County]
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      • Emerson [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Olive Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson
    • Grahn [Carter County]
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      • Grahn [Carter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Olive Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grahn
    • Gimlet [Elliott County]
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      • Gimlet [Elliott County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Olive Hill
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    • Wesleyville [Carter County]
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      • Wesleyville [Carter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Olive Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesleyville
    • Ault [Elliott County]
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      • Ault [Elliott County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Olive Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ault
    • Soldier [Carter County]
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      • Soldier [Carter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Olive Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soldier have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soldier

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Olive Hill. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Olive Hill.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Olive Hill ...

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

Adding Olive Hill to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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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 Carter, 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 Olive Hill.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olive Hill - 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 Olive Hill). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Olive Hill 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Olive Hill) 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 Olive Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Olive HillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olive Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3017, Longitude: -83.1737    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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