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Welcome to Russell ...

The city of Russell is located in Greenup County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Russell has a population of 3,226 people<2> (see below for details).

Russell was established in 1869.

The community of Russell is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Russell is within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Russell: 41169<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Russell had a population of 3,380 people (or 9.16% of the total population of Greenup County). This makes Russell the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Russell represents 0.08% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,380 people, the population of Russell decreased 7.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,645 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Russell had an population of 3,226 people. This is a decrease of 4.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.5% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Russell ...

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 Russell and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ashland   [Map]   20,669   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Catlettsburg   [Map]   1,778   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grayson   [Map]   3,999   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greenup   [Map]   1,127   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wurtland   [Map]   1,025   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   714   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Russell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Russell - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

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

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 Russell. 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 Russell. 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 Russell.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Russell ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

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 Russell.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Russell - 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 Russell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Russell 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Russell) 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. 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 Russell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5092, Longitude: -82.7011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Russell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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