Worthington, Kentucky

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Worthington is a city in Greenup County, Kentucky, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,673 at the 2000 census.

Worthington is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.



The present-day location of Worthington was once owned by Abraham Buford, who later sold the property to the Means and Russell Iron Company.[1] The company then sold it to William Jackson Worthington, the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky under Governor William O. Bradley from 1895-1899.[2] After his death, the property was given to his daughters, who divided it into town lots and named it after their father.[1] Worthington was incorporated as a city on February 5, 1920.[3]


Worthington is located at 38°33′2″N 82°44′5″W / 38.55056°N 82.73472°W / 38.55056; -82.73472 (38.550616, -82.734694).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.50%) is water.

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