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Welcome to Tompkinsville ...

The city of Tompkinsville is located in Monroe County<1> and is the County Seat for Monroe County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tompkinsville has a population of 2,254 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Tompkinsville is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Tompkinsville is within the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Tompkinsville: 42167<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tompkinsville had an population of 2,254 people. This is a decrease of 6.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tompkinsville had a population of 2,402 people (or 21.91% of the total population of Monroe County). This makes Tompkinsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Tompkinsville represents 0.06% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 127th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,402 people, the population of Tompkinsville decreased 9.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,660 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tompkinsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Tompkinsville - they are located in Alabama, Maryland, Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Tompkinsville ...

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

  • Thompsons Store (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsons Store
    • Thompsons Store lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Tompkinsville and is located in Clay County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 3,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsons Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsons Store
  • Edmonton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonton
    • Edmonton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Tompkinsville and is located in Metcalfe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,597 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmonton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonton<7>
  • Burkesville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkesville
    • Burkesville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Tompkinsville and is located in Cumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,437 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burkesville<7>
  • Celina (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celina
    • Celina lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Tompkinsville and is located in Clay County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,407 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Celina<7>
  • Red Boiling Springs (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Boiling Springs
    • Red Boiling Springs lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Tompkinsville and is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,124 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Boiling Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Boiling Springs<7>
  • Gamaliel (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamaliel
    • Gamaliel lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Tompkinsville and is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 355 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamaliel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamaliel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gamaliel<7>
  • Fountain Run (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Run
    • Fountain Run lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Tompkinsville and is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Run
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Run<7>
  • Hestand (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hestand
    • Hestand lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Tompkinsville and is located in Monroe County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hestand have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hestand
  • Boles (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles
    • Boles lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Tompkinsville and is located in Monroe County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles
  • Boles (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles
    • Boles lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Tompkinsville and is located in Clay County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tompkinsville. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tompkinsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tompkinsville ...

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

Adding Tompkinsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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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 Monroe, 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 Tompkinsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tompkinsville - 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 Tompkinsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tompkinsville 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Tompkinsville) 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 Tompkinsville. 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 TompkinsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tompkinsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7012, Longitude: -85.6924       In this case, the coordinates for Tompkinsville 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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