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Encyclopedia > Boyd County, Kentucky
Boyd County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Boyd County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1860
Seat Catlettsburg
Largest City Ashland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 
162 sq mi (419 km²)
160 sq mi (415 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 1.02%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density
 
49,752
311/sq mi (120/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.boydcountyky.com
Named for: Linn Boyd, United States Congressman (1835–1837; 1839–1855) and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1859)
County motto: "Where Coal Meets Iron"

Boyd County is located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1860. Its 160 square miles are found at the northeastern edge of the state the near the Ohio River and Big Sandy River, nestled in the verdant rolling hills of Appalachia. The county seat is Catlettsburg. Its largest municipality is the city of Ashland. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_KY.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kentucky ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Catlettsburg is a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ... Motto: A proud past. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... “UTC” redirects here. ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Linn Boyd (November 22, 1800–December 17, 1859) was a prominent U.S. politician of the 1840s and 1850s, and served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1851 to 1855. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... The Big Sandy River may refer to: The Big Sandy River, a tributary of the Ohio River in West Virginia and Kentucky in the United States. ... It has been suggested that Poverty in Appalachia be merged into this article or section. ... Catlettsburg is a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ... Motto: A proud past. ...


As of 2000, the county population was 49,752. Boyd County 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. 6. Virginia Point Park in Kenova, West Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

A view heading westbound on Interstate 64 entering the state of Boyd County, Kentucky from West Virginia.

Boyd County was the 107th of 120 counties formed in the state of Kentucky. The county was established in 1860 from parts of surrounding Greenup, Carter, and Lawrence counties. It was named for Linn Boyd of Paducah, former U.S. congressman, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, who died in 1859 soon after being elected lieutenant governor of Kentucky. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 315 × 210 pixelsFull resolution (315 × 210 pixel, file size: 9 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) unbridled spirit logo This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 315 × 210 pixelsFull resolution (315 × 210 pixel, file size: 9 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) unbridled spirit logo This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 64 Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Greenup County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Carter County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Linn Boyd (November 22, 1800–December 17, 1859) was a prominent U.S. politician of the 1840s and 1850s, and served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1851 to 1855. ... Paducah is a city in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party...


The earliest evidence of human habitation in Boyd County exists in the forms of numerous earthen mounds containing human skeletons and burial goods giving evidence that prehistoric Native Americans inhabited the area. A 1973 archeological find revealed a serpent-shaped mound built of rocks dating to 2000 B.C. and stretching for nine hundred feet along a ridge parallel to the Big Sandy River south of Catlettsburg. This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Map of the watershed of the Big Sandy River, showing its main tributaries, Tug Fork to the east and Levisa Fork to the west. ... Catlettsburg is a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ...


One of the early settlers in what is now Boyd County was Charles ("One-handed Charley") Smith, from Virginia. A veteran of the French and Indian War who had served under Col. George Washington in 1754, Smith received for that service roughly four hundred acres around Chadwicks Creek, where he built a cabin in 1774. Smith died in 1776 and in 1797 this land passed to Alexander Catlett for whom the town of Catlettsburg is named. Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Catlettsburg is a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ...


The Poage family arrived from Staunton, Virginia, in October 1799 and formed Poage’s Landing, later renamed the city of Ashland. West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton (IPA: or STAN-tehn or STANT-en) is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ... Motto: A proud past. ... Motto: A proud past. ...


Industry

Members of the Poage family built the steam-powered Clinton iron furnace in 1832, the earliest industry in present-day Boyd County. A total of twenty-nine charcoal-fueled iron furnaces operated on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, seven of them in present-day Boyd County. Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ...


The Kentucky Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Company was incorporated on March 8, 1854, and it laid out the town of Ashland, then within Greenup County. The company purchased thousands of acres of coal, timber, and ore lands throughout the county. It invested US$210,000 in bonds of the Lexington & Big Sandy River Railroad Company, with the stipulation that the eastern division of that line extend into Ashland instead of ending, as originally planned, in Catlettsburg. The early presence of the railroad in Ashland was largely responsible for this city becoming the dominant municipality of the county. is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: A proud past. ... Greenup County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... USD redirects here. ...


Ashland furnace was sold to American Rolling Mill Company in 1921, which developed into Armco Steel Corporation. In 1969 Armco constructed the Amanda furnace, one of the largest blast furnaces in the world. Known today as AK Steel, the industry remains a major employer in northeastern Kentucky. AK Steel Holding Corporation, formerly known as Armco, is a major American steel company founded in 1900 as the American Rolling Mills Corporation. ... The Middletown, Ohio is the home of AK Steel, formerly Armco, a major steel works founded in 1900. ...


Ashland Oil, Inc., at one time the largest corporation headquartered in Kentucky, was started in 1924 at Leach Station, south of Catlettsburg, by Paul G. Blazer. Best known for their Valvoline Oil products, Ashland Oil relocated to Covington, Kentucky in 1999, merged with Marathon Oil, and sold its remaining petroleum shares to Marathon in 2005, dissolving their petroleum division. The original oil refinery, located in Catlettsburg, is still in operation today and is currently owned by Marathon Oil. Ashland, Inc is a transportation construction, chemical, and petroleum company providing innovative products, services and solutions. ... Catlettsburg is a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ... Cummins NYSE: CMI, is a maker of diesel and gas engines. ... Downtown Covington has many wooded streets and historic buildings Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. ... Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), based in Houston, Texas, is a worldwide oil and natural gas exploration and production company. ...


Alcohol sales

Since 2007, Boyd County allows, with a permit, alcohol sales in restaurants that seat over 100 people and derive over 70% of their income from food sales.[1] The one exception is city of Ashland, where all retail alcohol sales are allowed with a permit. This makes the county officially a limited county with a wet city. Prior to 2007, alcohol sale in all areas of Boyd County, with the exception of Ashland, was prohibited.


Geography

Boyd County Courthouse in Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 419 km² (162 mi²). 415 km² (160 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (2 mi²) of it (1.02%) is water. Image File history File links BoydCourthouse. ... Image File history File links BoydCourthouse. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Greenup County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... Wayne County is the westernmost county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Carter County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ...

Education

Colleges

Ashland Community and Technical College, in Ashland, is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Morehead State University also has a satellite campus located in Ashland. Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC), located in Ashland, KY, is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). ... (KCTCS)Founded in 1997 by former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton to replace the University of Kentuckys Community College System, the system connects the states two-year colleges to make education readily available to Kentucky, and allows transfer of credits toward public universities for 4-year degrees. ... Morehead State University is a public, co-educational university located in Morehead, Kentucky. ...


Public school districts

Boyd County Public Schools is a school district based in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Catlettsburg is a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Ashland Independent Schools is a school district based in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Motto: A proud past. ... Fairview Independent Schools is a school district based in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Westwood is a census-designated place located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ...

Private schools

  • Holy Family. Holy Family is affiliated with the Holy Family Catholic Church and currently offers K-8 education.
  • Rose Hill Christian. Rose Hill is affiliated with the Rose Hill Baptist Church and offers K-12.

Other schools

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 8,573
1880 12,165 41.9%
1890 14,033 15.4%
1900 18,834 34.2%
1910 23,444 24.5%
1920 29,281 24.9%
1930 43,849 49.8%
1940 45,938 4.8%
1950 49,949 8.7%
1960 52,163 4.4%
1970 52,376 0.4%
1980 55,513 6.0%
1990 51,150 -7.9%
2000 49,752 -2.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21019.txt

As of the census² of 2000, there were 49,752 people, 20,010 households, and 14,107 families residing in the county. The population density was 120/km² (311/mi²). There were 21,976 housing units at an average density of 53/km² (137/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.97% White, 2.55% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 20,010 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.86. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


The age distribution was 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $32,749, and the median income for a family was $41,125. Males had a median income of $35,728 versus $22,591 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,212. About 11.50% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Communities

Cities

Motto: A proud past. ... Catlettsburg is a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ...

Census Designated Places

A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Westwood is a census-designated place located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ...

Unincorporated Communites

Cannonsburg is an unincorporated community located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Coalton is an unincorporated community located in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. ... Ironville is an unincorporated community located in Boyd County, Kentucky, near the intersection of Kentucky Route 5 and Kentucky Route 766. ... Meads is an unincorporated community located in Boyd County, Kentucky, USA. It is located along the U.S. Highway 60 corridor into the city of Ashland. ... Princess is an unincorporated community located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Rockdale is an unincorporated community located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Rush is an unincoporated community primarily located in Boyd County, Kentucky (with part located in Carter County, Kentucky) As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 2,755 within its postal zip code. ... The Boyd County War Memorial in Sumitts Armco Park Summit is an unincorporated community located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ All precincts but one vote yes (HTML). Ashland Independent. Retrieved on May 23, 2007.

HTML, short for Hypertext Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

External links

  • The Kentucky Highlands Project

Coordinates: 38°22′N 82°41′W / 38.36, -82.69 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Boyd County, KY (1160 words)
Boyd County, Kentucky can be considered to have a moderately-educated 2000 population, with 14 percent of the over 25 years old population having a Bachelors Degree or Higher, according to the 2000 Decennial Census.
Boyd counted a lower percent of individuals with higher educations than the State of Kentucky's proportion of 17.2 percent and a lower percent than the average across the nation of 24.4 percent.
Boyd ranks 97 of 120 counties in terms of population growth in Kentucky and the county ranks 2,070 of 3,141 counties when calculating the total change in county population across the US.
Boyd County, Kentucky at AllExperts (1095 words)
As of 2000, the county population was 49,752.
Boyd County was the 107th of 120 counties formed in the state of Kentucky.
In the county the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older.
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