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Welcome to Wheelwright ...

The city of Wheelwright is located in Floyd County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wheelwright has a population of 496 people<3> (see below for details).

Wheelwright was established in 1916.

The community of Wheelwright is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Wheelwright: (606)

The ZIP code for Wheelwright: 41669<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wheelwright had an population of 496 people. This is a decrease of 36.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 52.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wheelwright had a population of 780 people. This makes Wheelwright the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wheelwright represents 0.02% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 239th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 780 people, the population of Wheelwright decreased 25.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,042 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wheelwright ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Wheelwright - they are located in Massachusetts and Virginia.

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

Communities near Wheelwright ...

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

  • Pikeville [Pike County]
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    • Pikeville [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Wheelwright
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,432 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<7>
  • Jenkins [Letcher County]
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    • Jenkins [Letcher County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Wheelwright
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkins<7>
  • Whitesburg [Letcher County]
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    • Whitesburg [Letcher County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Wheelwright
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg<7>
  • Coal Run Village [Pike County]
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    • Coal Run Village [Pike County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Wheelwright
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Run Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Run Village
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clintwood [Dickenson County]
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      • Clintwood [Dickenson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Wheelwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clintwood<7>
    • Pound [Wise County]
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      • Pound [Wise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Wheelwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 917 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pound<7>
    • Hindman [Knott County]
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      • Hindman [Knott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Wheelwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hindman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hindman<7>
    • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County]
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      • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Wheelwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming-Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pippa Passes [Knott County]
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      • Pippa Passes [Knott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Wheelwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pippa Passes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pippa Passes
    • Martin [Floyd County]
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      • Martin [Floyd County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Wheelwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wheelwright ...

Looking for more information about Wheelwright? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Wheelwright, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wheelwright.

Adding Wheelwright to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wheelwright 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 Wheelwright was on a map titled Road Map for Kentucky and Tennessee (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wheelwright. 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 Floyd, 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 Wheelwright.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wheelwright - 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 Wheelwright). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wheelwright 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wheelwright) 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 Wheelwright. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WheelwrightOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheelwright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3389, Longitude: -82.7187       In this case, the coordinates for Wheelwright 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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