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Welcome to Vanceburg ...

The city of Vanceburg is located in Lewis County<1> and is the County Seat for Lewis County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vanceburg has a population of 1,407 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Vanceburg is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel south from Vanceburg, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Vanceburg: (606)

The ZIP code for Vanceburg: 41179<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vanceburg had an population of 1,407 people. This is a decrease of 7.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vanceburg had a population of 1,518 people (or 10.94% of the total population of Lewis County). This makes Vanceburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Vanceburg represents 0.03% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,518 people, the population of Vanceburg decreased 12.31% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,731 people).

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

Communities Also Named Vanceburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Vanceburg - it's located in Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Vanceburg ...

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

  • Portsmouth [Scioto County]
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    • Portsmouth [Scioto County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Vanceburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,744 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<6>
  • West Union [Adams County]
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    • West Union [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Vanceburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,147 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<6>
  • Manchester [Adams County]
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    • Manchester [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Vanceburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,958 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<6>
  • Rome [Adams County]
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    • Rome [Adams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Vanceburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Otway [Scioto County]
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      • Otway [Scioto County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Vanceburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otway have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Otway<6>
    • Concord [Lewis County]
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      • Concord [Lewis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Vanceburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Rome [Lawrence County]
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      • Rome [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Vanceburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
    • Charters [Lewis County]
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      • Charters [Lewis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Vanceburg
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    • Garrison [Lewis County]
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      • Garrison [Lewis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Vanceburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Squirrel Town [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squirrel Town
      • Squirrel Town [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Vanceburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squirrel Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squirrel Town

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vanceburg. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Vanceburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vanceburg ...

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

Adding Vanceburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vanceburg. 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 Lewis, 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 Vanceburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vanceburg - 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 Vanceburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vanceburg 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 from Point A (ie- Vanceburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vanceburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VanceburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vanceburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6009, Longitude: -83.3176    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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