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Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Eddyville is approximately 2,375 (1997), 2554 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 630 (1990), 790 (2010).
The amount of land area in Eddyville is 14.681 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.549 sq kilometers.
The distance from Eddyville to Washington DC is 640 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 197 miles. (as the crow flies)
Eddyville is positioned 37.07 degrees north of the equator and 88.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Lyon Co. Museum
P. O. Box 811
Eddyville, Kentucky
Phone: 270-388-9986
The Museum is housed in the Cobb House and located in "Old Eddyville." The Cobb House is a two story Federal Style Brick Mansion built by the grandfather of Humorist Irvin S. Cobb in 1832. It is listed on the National Registry and has been restored by the Lyon County Historical Society.
You may see a working model of an iron furnace here as well as many other period items.

Kentucky State Penitentiary
Eddyville, Kentucky
This prison was built over 100 years ago and is madeof stone next to Lake Barkley. Often referred to as "The Castle on the Cumberland," it is a must for visitors as well as photography buffs.

Mineral Mounds State Park
Eddyville, Kentucky this 541 acre park features a boat ramp, picnic area, and hiking trails. The property known as Mineral Mounds was originally developed by Willis Machren, grandfather of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, author F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife.

Lyon County Tourist Commission
P.O. Box 1030
Eddyville, KY 42038
Toll-free: 1-800-355-3885

Moulton School
142 Commerce St.
Eddyville, Kentucky
Phone: 270-388-4769
This historic school which originally stood in Confederate Kentucky was built in 1928 and named for Darius Moulton, pastor and teacher of the original Moulton Methodist church and school from the 1840's. The school was given to the Eddyville Women's Club in 1981 and moved to its present site. It is now home to the Lyon County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center which is open Monday - Friday from 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
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Eddyville Chamber

Lyon County Chamber of Commerce
Eddyville, Kentucky 42038
Phone: 270-388-GROW

Eddyville Organizations

Lyon County Chamber of Commerce
Eddyville, Kentucky 42038
Phone: 270-388-GROW Eddyville


The population of Eddyville was:
1990 - 1,889
1997 - 2,375

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