Introduction to Maysville, Kentucky

Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason county, is 52 miles SE of Cincinnati, Ohio. About 8,993 people live in Maysville.

Maysville History

The city of Maysville is the county seat of Mason County. The city was named after John May, landholder. Frontiersman Simon Kenton established his first settlement in the city in the year 1775. Unfortunately he was forced out by the western battles of the American Revolution. In 1784, he returned to build a blockhouse at the site of Maysville and founded Kenton's Station. By the year 1786, the village that grew up in the periphery of Kenton's Station was declared as the town of Washington. During this time John May had acquired the land at Limestone and Daniel Boone. He established a trading post and tavern in the area. In 1787, Maysville was incorporated as a city.

Maysville and nearby Attractions

  • Museum Center
  • Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
  • Adams Lake State Park
  • Daniel Boone National Forest
  • Shawnee State Forest
  • Newport Aquarium

Things To Do In Maysville

Tourists can visit the Museum Center to know about the regional history. The Daniel Boone National Forest is another site where tourists can experience the variety of rich vegetation. The Newport Aquarium is also a popular tourist attraction. It is also worth visiting the Adams Lake State Park, Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, and Shawnee State Forest.

Maysville Transportation

Flights are available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Maysville Higher Education

Residents of the city can opt for Xavier University, Maysville Community and Technical College, Chatfield College, and University of Cincinnati - Clermont College.


Total Population 8,951
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 3,512
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $26,621
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,117
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,861


Median Family Income $41,648
% Above Poverty Level 83.2%
% Below Poverty Level 16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $546
Median House Value $108,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 13.1%

Maysville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 52 miles SE of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Mason
Standard Zip Codes 41056
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.641
Longitude -83.744

Maysville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station FARMERS 2 S
Distance 37.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Maysville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Country Club Heights (41056)

Moranburg (41056)

Murphysville (41056)

Orangeburg (41056)

Plumville (41056)

Rectorville (41056)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Augusta 1,183 $42,188
Dover 288 $43,250
Ewing 253 $38,542
Flemingsburg 2,696 $34,564
Germantown 162 $50,469
Sardis 116 $29,375

Maysville Public Libraries

Mason County Public Library
Maysville, Kentucky
(606) 564-3286
Library Web Site

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Maysville Hospitals

(606) 759-5311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 797 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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