Wheelwright, Kentucky

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Wheelwright is a city in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,042 at the 2000 census. It was founded by the Elk Horn Coal Company in 1916 was named for the company's current president, Jere H. Wheelwright.[1]



Wheelwright is located at 37°19′53″N 82°43′9″W / 37.33139°N 82.71917°W / 37.33139; -82.71917 (37.331465, -82.719064).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all land.


Floyd County's public schools are operated by Floyd County Schools. Most students residing in the city of Wheelwright attend:


Wheelwright is governed by a city commission form of government. Its current mayor is Andy Akers. The city commission consists of Lonzie Dean Tackett, Jr., Joe Stewart, Vernon Smallwood, and Don Hall.[3]


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,042 people, 203 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 598.0 people per square mile (231.2/km²). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 135.4/sq mi (52.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.15% White, 34.74% African American, 0.10% Asian, 1.25% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

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