Jeffersonville, Kentucky

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Jeffersonville is a city in Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,804 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Mount Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Jeffersonville began as an important trading center for cattle in Eastern Kentucky during the mid-19th century. It was then known as Ticktown for either the tick grass grown in the area or for the ticks attracted to the cattle pens. Although it is unknown when the settlement became known as Jeffersonville, the post office was established with this name on March 9, 1866 and was named for Thomas Jefferson. Jeffersonville was incorporated on March 20, 1876 and was reincorporated in 1967.[1]


Jeffersonville is located at 37°58′9″N 83°49′28″W / 37.96917°N 83.82444°W / 37.96917; -83.82444 (37.969148, -83.824466)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,804 people, 682 households, and 525 families residing in the city. The population density was 596.6 people per square mile (230.6/km²). There were 738 housing units at an average density of 244.0/sq mi (94.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.06% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

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