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The location of Prestonsburg

Welcome to Prestonsburg ...

The city of Prestonsburg is located in Floyd County and is the County Seat for Floyd County.

The location of Prestonsburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Prestonsburg has a population of 3,438 people<2> (see below for details).

Prestonsburg was established in 1818.

The community of Prestonsburg is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Prestonsburg is located in the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Prestonsburg: 41653<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prestonsburg had a population of 3,255 people (which is 8.25% of the total population of Floyd County). This makes Prestonsburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Prestonsburg represents 0.08% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,255 people, the population of Prestonsburg decreased 9.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,612 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Prestonsburg had an population of 3,438 people. This is an increase of 5.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.82% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Prestonsburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Prestonsburg and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Allen   [Map]   177   S   5 miles [8 km]
Coal Run Village   [Map]   1,526   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dwale   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
East Point   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Inez   [Map]   643   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Martin   [Map]   570   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Prestonsburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Prestonsburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Prestonsburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Prestonsburg.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Prestonsburg:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prestonsburg ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Floyd County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prestonsburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Prestonsburg.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prestonsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 Prestonsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Prestonsburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prestonsburg) 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 Prestonsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prestonsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prestonsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6843, Longitude: -82.7608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prestonsburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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