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Welcome to Rochester ...

The city of Rochester is located in Butler County<1>.

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

When the people of Rochester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Rochesterian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rochester has a population of 151 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Rochester is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Rochester: (270)

The ZIP code for Rochester: 42273<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rochester had an population of 151 people. This is a decrease of 0.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rochester had a population of 152 people. This makes Rochester the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 152 people, the population of Rochester decreased 18.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 186 people).

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

Communities Also Named Rochester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Rochester - they are located in Alberta, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (6), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rochester ...

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

  • Central City [Muhlenberg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City [Muhlenberg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<8>
  • Greenville [Muhlenberg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Muhlenberg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,153 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<8>
  • Beaver Dam [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Ohio County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Rochester
    • 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<8>
  • Hartford [Ohio County]
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    • Hartford [Ohio County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Morgantown [Butler County]
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      • Morgantown [Butler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<8>
    • Lewisburg [Logan County]
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      • Lewisburg [Logan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<8>
    • Powderly [Muhlenberg County]
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      • Powderly [Muhlenberg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powderly<8>
    • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakesboro
      • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Rochester
      • 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<8>
    • Centertown [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centertown
      • Centertown [Ohio County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centertown
    • McHenry [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Ohio County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rochester ...

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

Adding Rochester to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Butler County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rochester. 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 Butler, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Rochester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Rochester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rochester.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rochester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Rochester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rochester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rochester) 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 Rochester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RochesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2097, Longitude: -86.8916       In this case, the coordinates for Rochester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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