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Raceland, Kentucky
Raceland, Kentucky

Raceland is a Greenup county town about five miles southeast 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 as Chinnville in 1915. The name was changed in about 1930. A Pond Run post office operated from 1848 to 1851. The Chinnville post office opened in 1910, was renamed Raceland in 1925, was renamed Chinnville about 1927, was again renamed Raceland in 1930, and closed in 1958. The population in 2010 was 2,424.


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