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Coalton, Kentucky

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Coalton, Kentucky

Unincorporated community
View from Coalton Community Cemetery
View from Coalton Community Cemetery
Coalton is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Boyd
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 489742[1]

Coalton is an unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States. It is located along U.S. Route 60 between Rush and Cannonsburg. Coalton is a part of the Huntington-Ashland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000.[2] Coalton is located within both the Ashland and Rush postal zip codes.

Points of interest

The Boyd County Fair Grounds are located in Coalton. Kentucky Electric Steel (KES Acquisitions), which employs 118 union steelworkers, is located at Coalton. The Hyland Company, has a dog food production plant located on U.S. Route 60. Hanson Brick operates a brick manufacturing facility here.


US 60 interchanges with Interstate 64 in Coalton. This is one of three interchanges located in Boyd County. CSX Transportation, formerly Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, operates a spur line from Ashland to Coalton. This spur allows garbage to be delivered to the Big Run Landfill in neighboring Princess by rail fron the CSX mainline in Ashland and also allows Kentucky Electric Steel and the Hanson Brick Plant to transport their goods back to the CSX mainline.


Boyd County Public Schools (Kentucky)

External links

  • Chamber of Commerce


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coalton, Kentucky
  2. ^ "Population statistics". 

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