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Wilder, Kentucky
Wilder, Kentucky

Wilder is a Campbell county city on the south side of Newport on the Licking River. Leitch's Station, a circa 1789 pioneer settlement, was in the vicinity on the Licking River, about six miles from its mouth. A settlement named Finchtown may have been in the area as well. The name Wilder comes from Wilder's Station on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which was named for William Wilder, a member of the board of the railroad. Wilder was incorporated in 1935 and has never had a post office. The population in 2010 was 3,035.


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