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Raceland, Kentucky

Raceland is a Greenup county town on US 23 about 5 miles east of Greenup. The name comes from a race track that operated in the area from 1924 to 1927. Various names have been used for the area, including Chinnville, for a local family, and Raceland Junction, for the station on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Some of what was Raceland is now included in Worthington. Raceland was incorporated in 1915. A Pond Run post office operated from 1848 to 1851 and a Chinnville or Raceland post office from 1910 until it closed in 1958. The population in 2010 was 2,424.

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