Annville, Kentucky
Annville is located in Kentucky
Annville is located in the United States
Coordinates: 37°19′9″N 83°57′45″W / 37.31917°N 83.96250°W / 37.31917; -83.96250Coordinates: 37°19′9″N 83°57′45″W / 37.31917°N 83.96250°W / 37.31917; -83.96250
CountryUnited States
 • Total8.05 sq mi (20.85 km2)
 • Land8.01 sq mi (20.73 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
1,102 ft (336 m)
 • Total1,102
 • Density137.66/sq mi (53.15/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST)
ZIP code
Area code(s)606
FIPS code21-01648
GNIS feature ID[2]

Annville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jackson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,095 at the 2010 census.[3] The community was named for local resident Nancy Ann Johnson. It is the largest community in Jackson County.


Annville is located in southern Jackson County, along Kentucky Route 3630.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Annville CDP has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.8 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.55%, are water. Pond Creek flows through the southern part of the community, running southwest to the South Fork of the Rockcastle River, part of the Cumberland River watershed.

Public Parks

Major Highways

Kentucky Route 3630 is the main road through the town. Development is generally along this route. Kentucky Route 290 goes north from town 9 miles to McKee, the county's seat. South of town is Kentucky Route 30 which bypasses the community as a recently constructed highway and acts as the county's main east-west corridor, connecting the town to London, 15 miles to the southwest.

Aerial image of town looking northwest
Aerial image of town looking northwest



The town's first post office was opened in 1878, named Chinquapin Rough, for the numerous chinquapin and dwarf chestnut trees found along Pond Creek. In 1886 the post office was renamed Annville for resident Nancy Ann Johnson.[4] Annville was incorporated in 1988 and dissolved in 2000.

Annville Institute

In 1909, Rev. William Worthington decided to locate a Reformed Church College in Jackson County, KY. His vision was for some sort of technical school to help promote his vision of "complete living for the mountain people." The beautiful property with its rolling hills and large meadows was purchased and the Annville Institute started that Fall and has served the community in multiple facets ever since. Although the Annville Institute no longer operates as a school, it still benefits the community through its numerous outreach program and facilities.[5]

Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall at the campus of Annville Institute
Lincoln Hall at the campus of Annville Institute

Lincoln Hall served as the main classroom for the Annville Institute. The original Lincoln Hall was destroyed by fire in 1921. The present building was built in 1922 and 1923 on the foundation of the original building. After the Institute ceased its educational operations in 1978, the building has primarily served as a community center, with no true purpose.[5]


Annville is served by Jackson County Public Schools.

Schools that serve the community include:


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Census Bureau[3][6]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 1,095 people residing in the community. The racial makeup of the city was 97.70% White,1.60% Hispanic or Latino, 0.50% two or more races, and 0.90% Black or African American.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,443. The per capita income for the city was $22,889. About 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line

The mean cost for a housing unit was $89,076 while the average rent was $573.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  2. ^ "Sandgap, Kentucky". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Annville CDP, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Annville, Kentucky".
  5. ^ a b "Lincoln Hall".
  6. ^ Historical Census Data Retrieved on 2010-12-16
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.