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Oneida, Kentucky
Oneida, Kentucky

Oneida is a Clay county community at the confluence of the Red Bird River, Goose Creek, and Bullskin Creek about ten miles northeast of Manchester. It may have been named for the town in New York, but the source of the name is disputed. The post office opened as Onedia in 1892 and changed to Oneida in 1906. The population of the Oneida census designated place was 410 in 2010.

Oneida is the home of the Oneida Baptist Institute, a K through 12 boarding school associated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. It was established in 1899 by James Anderson Burns, a Baptist preacher, who hoped it wound help end feuding in the area.

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