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Welcome to Sonora ...

The city of Sonora is located in Hardin County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sonora has a population of 520 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Sonora is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel south from Sonora (for example, toward Bonnieville), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Sonora: (270)

The ZIP code for Sonora: 42776<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sonora had an population of 520 people. This is an increase of 1.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sonora had a population of 513 people. This makes Sonora the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Sonora represents 0.01% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 295th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 513 people, the population of Sonora increased 46.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 350 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sonora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Sonora - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Sonora ...

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

  • Elizabethtown [Hardin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown [Hardin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Sonora
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,331 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<7>
  • Hodgenville [Larue County]
  • Munfordville [Hart County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munfordville
    • Munfordville [Hart County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Sonora
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,660 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munfordville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munfordville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munfordville<7>
  • New Haven [Nelson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [Nelson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Sonora
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clarkson [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkson
      • Clarkson [Grayson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Sonora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkson<7>
    • Upton [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upton
      • Upton [Hardin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Sonora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upton<7>
    • Bonnieville [Hart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnieville
      • Bonnieville [Hart County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Sonora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonnieville<7>
    • Glendale Junction [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale Junction
      • Glendale Junction [Hardin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Sonora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Junction
    • Flint Hill [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
      • Flint Hill [Hardin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Sonora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Hill
    • Glendale [Hardin County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sonora ...

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

Adding Sonora to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Hardin County

About Kentucky

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

The official website for Hardin County: www.hcky.org/

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 Hardin, 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 Sonora.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sonora - 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 Sonora). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sonora 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sonora) 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 Sonora. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SonoraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sonora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5284, Longitude: -85.8954       In this case, the coordinates for Sonora 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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