Stephensport, Kentucky

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Stephensport, Kentucky
Stephensport is located in Kentucky
Stephensport is located in the United States
Coordinates: 37°54′45″N 86°31′38″W / 37.91250°N 86.52722°W / 37.91250; -86.52722Coordinates: 37°54′45″N 86°31′38″W / 37.91250°N 86.52722°W / 37.91250; -86.52722
CountryUnited States
430 ft (130 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)270
GNIS feature ID515690[1]

Stephensport is an unincorporated community in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, United States. Stephensport is located on the Ohio River along Kentucky Route 144, 9.8 miles (15.8 km) north-northwest of Hardinsburg.[2] Stephensport has a post office with ZIP code 40170, which opened on December 12, 1825.[3][4]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Stephensport has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


Richard Stephens served as a private in the Continental Army for 3 years during the American Revolution. For his service to George Washington, Richard Stephens, in February 1784, then 29 years old, accepted a 100,000 land grant on the Ohio River in Kentucky. Over time, Richard Stephens added more land to his estate. By 1799, with over 100,000 acres (about 150 square miles), including a large plantation 8 miles south of Hawesville and the land Stephensport was sitting on, and at least a dozen slaves, Richard Stephens was the wealthiest landowner in Breckinridge County.[6][7]

Stephensport, which was plotted in 1803, and named in his honor.[7][6] It was incorporated in 1825.[8]


  1. ^ "Stephensport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ State Primary Road System: Breckinridge County (PDF) (Map). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  4. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Stephensport, Kentucky
  6. ^ a b Johnson, E. Polk. 1912. A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities, Volume 3 (Google eBook). Lewis Publishing Company. Chicago, New York.
  7. ^ a b Leonard, Elizabeth. 2011. Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky. The University of North Carolina Press.
  8. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 96.
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