South Shore, Kentucky

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South Shore is a city in Greenup County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,226 at the 2000 census. It is located along the Ohio River across from Portsmouth, Ohio, at the mouth of Tygarts Creek. South Shore is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

The South Portsmouth-South Shore (Amtrak station) serves Amtrak's Cardinal Trains 50 & 51.



South Shore was firsted settled in 1890 by the Fullerton, Warnock, and the Morton families from the nearby Tygarts Valley. Significant development occurred after the coming of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and George D. Winn's ferry to Portsmouth, Ohio in the 1890s. Winn began to petition for a post office in 1893 and on July 21, the post office was established as Fullerton, after his brothers Harvey and Harrison Fullerton.[1] The town was incorporated for a short period during 1919.

In 1895, the Taylor brickyard was established near Fullerton by Clyde King and became the areas top employer. The Taylor name was applied to both the local railway station and the nearby McCall post office on January 16, 1930. This post office was then renamed South Shore on February 4, 1940.[1] Shortly after the city of South Shore was incorporated on July 2, 1957, the Fullerton and South Shore post offices were consolidated under the South Shore name. South Shore eventually annexed the entire city of Fullerton, significantly expanding the its boundaries.[1]


South Shore is located at 38°43′18″N 82°57′49″W / 38.72167°N 82.96361°W / 38.72167; -82.96361 (38.721577, -82.963606)[2].

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