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Welcome to Powderly ...

The city of Powderly is located in Muhlenberg County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Powderly has a population of 735 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Powderly is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Powderly: (270)

The ZIP code for Powderly: 42367<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Powderly had an population of 735 people. This is a decrease of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Powderly had a population of 745 people. This makes Powderly the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Powderly represents 0.02% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 250th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 745 people, the population of Powderly decreased 11.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 846 people).

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

Communities Also Named Powderly ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Powderly - they are located in Alabama and Texas.

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

Communities near Powderly ...

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

  • Central City [Muhlenberg County]
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    • Central City [Muhlenberg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Powderly
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,692 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<7>
  • Beaver Dam [Ohio County]
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    • Beaver Dam [Ohio County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Powderly
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,553 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver Dam<7>
  • Earlington [Hopkins County]
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    • Earlington [Hopkins County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Powderly
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,321 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earlington<7>
  • Livermore [McLean County]
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    • Livermore [McLean County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Powderly
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livermore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livermore<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nortonville [Hopkins County]
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      • Nortonville [Hopkins County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Powderly
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,147 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nortonville<7>
    • White Plains [Hopkins County]
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      • White Plains [Hopkins County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Powderly
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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>
    • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County]
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      • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Powderly
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mortons Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mortons Gap<7>
    • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County]
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      • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Powderly
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakesboro<7>
    • Island [McLean County]
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      • Island [McLean County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Powderly
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Island<7>
    • Sacramento [McLean County]
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      • Sacramento [McLean County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Powderly
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sacramento have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Powderly. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Powderly.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Powderly ...

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

Adding Powderly to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Powderly 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 Muhlenberg, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Powderly.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Powderly - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Powderly). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Powderly or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Powderly) 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 Powderly. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PowderlyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powderly. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2375, Longitude: -87.1590       In this case, the coordinates for Powderly have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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