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West Point, Kentucky
West Point, Kentucky

West Point is a northern Hardin county town on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Salt River. It was founded in 1796. On the opposite side of the Salt River in Jefferson county a town named Williamsville, probably named for William Johnson, a local land owner, had been established in 1792. The two communities became known together as Mouth of Salt River. West Point was incorporated in 1838. The West Point post office opened in 1819. The population in 2010 was 797.

West Point may be on the site of Ohiopiomingo, a proposed eighteenth century town that wasn't built.


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