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Welcome to Pactolus ...

Pactolus is located in Carter County<1>.

Pactolus is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Pactolus is within the boundaries of the (606) area code.

Communities Also Named Pactolus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Pactolus - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Pactolus ...

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

  • Ashland [Boyd County]
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    • Ashland [Boyd County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Pactolus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,070 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<4>
  • Ironton [Lawrence County]
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    • Ironton [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Pactolus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,418 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ironton<4>
  • Flatwoods [Greenup County]
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    • Flatwoods [Greenup County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Pactolus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,056 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<4>
  • South Point [Lawrence County]
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    • South Point [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Pactolus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,813 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Point<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Russell [Greenup County]
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      • Russell [Greenup County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Pactolus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,207 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<4>
    • Kenova [Wayne County]
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      • Kenova [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Pactolus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,943 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenova<4>
    • Raceland [Greenup County]
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      • Raceland [Greenup County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Pactolus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raceland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raceland
    • Coal Grove [Lawrence County]
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      • Coal Grove [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Pactolus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Grove
    • Catlettsburg [Boyd County]
    • Olive Hill [Carter County]
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      • Olive Hill [Carter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Pactolus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olive Hill<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pactolus ...

Looking for more information about Pactolus? 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 Pactolus, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pactolus.

Adding Pactolus to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Mentions & References for Pactolus

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pactolus. 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 Carter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pactolus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Pactolus) 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 Pactolus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PactolusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pactolus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3642, Longitude: -82.9354    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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