is an unincorporated community
in Boyd County
, United States
. Cannonsburg is generally considered a part of nearby Ashland
, although Cannonsburg is not within Ashland city limits. Most of Cannonsburg shares its mailing zipcode
with Ashland; however, parts are within the Catlettsburg
mailing zipcode. Cannonsburg is a part of the Huntington
, Metropolitan Statistical Area
(MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.
Boyd County High School
and Cannonsburg Elementary
are located in Cannonsburg, separated only by Copley Road. Both are a part of the Boyd County Public School District
Cannonsburg acts as one of three access points for Interstate 64
, connecting the Ashland area to Lexington, Kentucky
and Huntington, West Virginia
via U.S. Route 60
and Kentucky State Route 180. Ashland's other access points are through Catlettsburg via U.S. Route 23
, and Coalton via a two-lane section of US 60.
Currently, the Interstate 64/KY 180 interchange
(Exit 185) is under renovation to improve safety and address traffic problems. The construction of a new diamond-shaped exchange is scheduled to be completed in fall of 2008. It was the site of up to an accident per week. Previously KY 180 was 2 lanes south of the interchange and 4 lanes north of it, with one southbound lane turning into the I64W merging ramp, with a separate turning lane at Flying J just to the south. The southern areas are now 3-lane. Most of the bridge construction is complete. 1 2
Points of interest
The Kyova Mall
(formerly Cedar Knoll Galleria) is located in Cannonsburg. In May 2007, Phoenix Theaters opened a 10-screen stadium seating theater in hopes of the reviving the mall. The theater presently draws significantly more business than its nearest competitor in downtown Ashland. A super Wal-mart opened in 1998.