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Welcome to Prestonsburg ...

The city of Prestonsburg is located in Floyd County<1> and is the County Seat for Floyd County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Prestonsburg has a population of 3,513 people<3> (see below for details).

Prestonsburg was established in 1818.

The community of Prestonsburg is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Prestonsburg lies within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Prestonsburg: 41653<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prestonsburg had an population of 3,513 people. This is an increase of 7.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prestonsburg had a population of 3,255 people (or 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).

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

Communities near Prestonsburg ...

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

  • Pikeville [Pike County]
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    • Pikeville [Pike County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Prestonsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,432 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<7>
  • Paintsville [Johnson County]
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    • Paintsville [Johnson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Prestonsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,925 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paintsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paintsville<7>
  • Salyersville [Magoffin County]
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    • Salyersville [Magoffin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Prestonsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,639 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salyersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salyersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salyersville<7>
  • Coal Run Village [Pike County]
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    • Coal Run Village [Pike County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Prestonsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Run Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Run Village
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Inez [Martin County]
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      • Inez [Martin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Prestonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inez<7>
    • Martin [Floyd County]
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      • Martin [Floyd County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Prestonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<7>
    • Wayland [Floyd County]
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      • Wayland [Floyd County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Prestonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
    • Allen [Floyd County]
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      • Allen [Floyd County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Prestonsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Allen has also been known as:
      • Beaver Creek Junction
      • Beaver Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allen<7>
    • Dwale [Floyd County]
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      • Dwale [Floyd County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Prestonsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwale
    • East Point [Johnson County]
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      • East Point [Johnson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Prestonsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Point<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 Prestonsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Prestonsburg.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Prestonsburg.

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

Adding Prestonsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Prestonsburg on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Kentucky (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in 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: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Floyd, 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 Prestonsburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prestonsburg - 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 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).
<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 drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrestonsburgOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Prestonsburg 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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