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 code606
FIPS code21-01648
GNIS feature ID[2]

Annville is an unincorporated community, a census-designated place (CDP), and the largest community in Jackson County, KY. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,102. The community was established in 1878 and named for local resident Nancy Ann Johnson. The community offers a few services such as a post office, grocery store, gas station, medical clinic, nursing home, restaurants, and other locally owned businesses.

Geography & Transportation

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

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Annville CDP has a total area of 8.0 square miles, of which 0.4 square miles, 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 routes

Kentucky Route 3630 is the main road through the community. Kentucky Route 290 goes north from town 9 miles to McKee, the county's seat. South of community 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 community 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[4]


The Jackson County Industrial Development Authority (JCIDA) assists with economic development efforts in the county. The authority manages 3 industrial parks in the county including the Jackson County Regional Industrial Park which is located in Annville.[5] Major employers in Annville include:[5]


Annville is served by the Jackson County Public School system.[6]

Schools that serve the community include:


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Census Bureau[8][9]

As of the 2020 census, there were 1,102 people residing in the community. The racial makeup of the city was 97.47% White, 0.24% Hispanic or Latino, 1.93% two or more races, and 0.60% Black or African American.[10]

The median income for a household in the city was $37,957. About 26.32% of the population were below the poverty line.[10]

The mean cost for a housing unit was $100,100 while the average rent was $664.[10]


  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, United States Department of the Interior.
  3. ^ "Annville, Kentucky".
  4. ^ a b "Lincoln Hall".
  5. ^ a b "About". Jackson County - McKee Industrial Development Authority. Retrieved August 1, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Schools". Jackson County Public Schools. Retrieved August 1, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Annville Christian Academy". Grace Covenant Ministries. Retrieved August 1, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ Historical Census Data Retrieved on 2010-12-16
  10. ^ a b c "Annville, KY". World Population Review. Retrieved August 1, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)