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Overview

Introduction to Cynthiana, Kentucky

Cynthiana, Kentucky, in Harrison county, is located 29 miles N of Lexington, Kentucky.

Cynthiana History

The city of Cynthiana derived its name from Cynthia and Anna Harrison, who were the daughters of Robert Harrison. Robert Harrison had donated the land called the Public Square. During the American Civil War, two battles were held at Cynthiana. The first was fought on July 17, 1862 and the second was fought on June 11 and 12, 1864. It resulted in the defeat of the Confederate forces on the last raid of Morgan into the state.

Cynthiana and nearby Attractions

  • Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
  • Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
  • Mary Todd Lincoln House
  • American Saddlebred Museum
  • Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Things To Do In Cynthiana

Visitors to Cynthiana can visit the parks including Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park and Kincaid Lake State Park and enjoy various facilities like camping, boating, and fishing. These parks also include a pool and a miniature golf course. One can also take a trip to the Cynthiana - Harrison County Museum. Tourists may also enjoy the local festivals like Harrison County Fair, which is held in the month of July and Raggedy Ann Festival, which is held in the month of April.

Cynthiana Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.

Cynthiana Higher Education

University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, and Northern Kentucky University are some of the colleges and universities from where one can avail higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,376
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens22.3%
Employed Population 16+2,438
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married37.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.1%
Median Earnings25+$24,766
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,679

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,778
% Above Poverty Level76.9%
% Below Poverty Level23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$511
Median House Value$96,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
German13.5%
Irish12.3%
English8.9%
Scottish3.9%
Italian1.5%
Greek0.6%
Czech0.5%
African0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
French Except Basque0.3%
Polish0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Cynthiana Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harrison County
Standard Zip Codes41031
Phone Area Codes859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.38
Approximate Longitude-84.29

Cynthiana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCYNTHIANA
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 66 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationFALMOUTH
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationLEXINGTON BLUE GRASS AP
Distance29.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berry295$57,292
Carlisle2,138$38,750
Corinth174$32,083
Millersburg867$50,469
Paris9,836$44,713
Sadieville273$53,125

Cynthiana Public Libraries

Cynthiana-harrison County Public Library
104 NORTH MAIN STREET
Cynthiana, Kentucky
(859) 234-4881

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Cynthiana Hospitals

Harrison Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1210 Kentucky Highway 36 East
(859) 234-2300

Cynthiana Public Schools

Eastside Elementary School
1226 Us Hwy 62 E
ZIP: 41031
(859) 234-7121
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Harrison County Area Technology Center
327 Webster Ave.
ZIP: 41031
(859) 234-5286
Harrison County High School
320 Webster Ave
ZIP: 41031
(859) 234-7117
High
Total Enrollment 874
Harrison County Middle School
269 Education Dr
ZIP: 41031
(859) 234-7123
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
Northside Elementary School
2415 Us Hwy 27 N
ZIP: 41031
(859) 234-7114
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Second Chance Program Alternative School
308 Webster Ave
ZIP: 41031
(859) 234-7117
High
Total Enrollment 3
Southside Elementary School
106 Education Dr
ZIP: 41031
(859) 234-7120
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Westside Elementary School
1585 Ky Hwy 356
ZIP: 41031
(859) 234-7115
Primary
Total Enrollment 357

Cynthiana Private Schools

St Edward School
107 N Walnut St Bldg B
ZIP: 41031
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
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