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Welcome to Russell Springs ...

The city of Russell Springs is located in Russell County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Russell Springs: Russell Spgs. (or less commonly used: Russell Spngs. or Russell Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Russell Springs has a population of 2,635 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Russell Springs is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Russell Springs (for example, toward Somerset), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Russell Springs lies within the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Russell Springs: 42642<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Russell Springs had an population of 2,635 people. This is an increase of 7.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Russell Springs had a population of 2,441 people (or 13.9% of the total population of Russell County). This makes Russell Springs the county's most populous community.

The population of Russell Springs represents 0.06% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 125th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,441 people, the population of Russell Springs increased 1.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,399 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Russell Springs.

Communities Also Named Russell Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Russell Springs - it's located in Kansas.

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

Communities near Russell Springs ...

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

  • Columbia [Adair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Adair County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Russell Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,902 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<7>
  • Liberty [Casey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Casey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Russell Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<7>
  • Jamestown [Russell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [Russell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Russell Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,802 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<7>
  • Gentrys Mill [Adair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gentrys Mill
    • Gentrys Mill [Adair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Russell Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gentrys Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gentrys Mill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Montpelier [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Adair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Russell Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Salem [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Russell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Russell Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Craycraft [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craycraft
      • Craycraft [Adair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Russell Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craycraft have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craycraft
    • Ella [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ella
      • Ella [Adair County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Russell Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ella have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ella
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ella<7>
    • Honey Acre [Casey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Acre
      • Honey Acre [Casey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Russell Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Acre have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Acre
    • Christine [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christine
      • Christine [Adair County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Russell Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christine

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Russell Springs ...

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

Adding Russell Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Russell County

About Kentucky

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Russell Springs. 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 Russell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Russell Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Russell Springs - 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 city (such as Russell Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Russell Springs 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' (or 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- Russell Springs) 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 Russell Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Russell SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0559, Longitude: -85.0887    
<6>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.
<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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