RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Ransom, Kentucky

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other KY
Communities

















Welcome to Ransom ...

Ransom is located in Pike County<1>.

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

Ransom is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ransom lies within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Ransom: 41558<4>

Communities Also Named Ransom ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Ransom - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

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

Communities near Ransom ...

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

  • Pikeville [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
    • Pikeville [Pike County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Ransom
    • 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<6>
  • Williamson [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
    • Williamson [Mingo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Ransom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,616 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamson<6>
  • Delbarton [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delbarton
    • Delbarton [Mingo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Ransom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delbarton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delbarton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delbarton<6>
  • Matewan [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matewan
    • Matewan [Mingo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Ransom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matewan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matewan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matewan<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Ransom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<6>
    • Cedarville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Pike County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Ransom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
    • Calloway Branch [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calloway Branch
      • Calloway Branch [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Ransom
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calloway Branch
    • Hardy [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
      • Hardy [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Ransom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
    • McAndrews [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAndrews
      • McAndrews [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Ransom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McAndrews have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAndrews
    • McVeigh [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McVeigh
      • McVeigh [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Ransom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVeigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McVeigh

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ransom ...

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

Adding Ransom to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ransom 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 Ransom was on a map titled Map of Kentucky (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Kentucky

About Pike County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ransom. 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 Pike, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ransom - 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 community (such as Ransom). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ransom 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ransom) 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 Ransom. 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 RansomOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ransom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5665, Longitude: -82.1882       In this case, the coordinates for Ransom have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022