Sharpsburg, Kentucky

Sharpsburg, Kentucky

Location of Sharpsburg, Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°12′5″N 83°55′49″W / 38.20139°N 83.93028°W / 38.20139; -83.93028Coordinates: 38°12′5″N 83°55′49″W / 38.20139°N 83.93028°W / 38.20139; -83.93028
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Bath
Established 1825[1]
Incorporated 1852[1]
Named for a local landowner[2]
  Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
  Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 323
  Density 1,644/sq mi (634.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40374
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-69852
GNIS feature ID 0503267

Sharpsburg is a 6th-class city in Bath County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 323 as of the 2010 U.S. census.[3] It is part of the Mount Sterling micropolitan area.


Revolutionary War veteran Moses Sharp settled in the area in 1780 and laid out the town of Bloomfield on his land in 1814. After his death in 1820, the town received its first post office; since "Bloomfield" was preempted by another community, the postmaster named his station after Sharp, and the town was established and incorporated under this new name.[2]


Sharpsburg is located near the western corner of Bath County at 38°12′5″N 83°55′49″W / 38.20139°N 83.93028°W / 38.20139; -83.93028 (38.201421, -83.930164),[4] along Kentucky Route 11. It is 11 miles (18 km) north of Mount Sterling and 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Flemingsburg. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2015343[5]6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 295 people, 149 households, and 77 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,559.6 people per square mile (599.5/km²). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 814.2 per square mile (312.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.61% White, 20.00% African American, 1.69% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 149 households out of which 16.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.3% were non-families. 46.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,000, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $22,188 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,452. About 26.7% of families and 32.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 35.1% of those sixty five or over.

Noted people


  1. 1 2 Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Sharpsburg, Kentucky". Accessed 26 Aug 2013.
  2. 1 2 Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987.
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sharpsburg city, Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  6. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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