Cerulean, Kentucky

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Cerulean is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. At one time, it was a city, incorporated as Cerulean Springs. It lies along Kentucky Routes 124 and 126 northeast of the city of Cadiz, the county seat of Trigg County.[1] Its elevation is 512 feet (156 m), and it is located at 36°57′34″N 87°42′36″W / 36.95944°N 87.71000°W / 36.95944; -87.71000 (36.9594919, -87.7100107).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 42215.[3]

The community is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

The majority of Cerulean is located in Trigg County with a small portion in Christian County.

History[edit]

The local 19th century health resort Cerulean Springs earned a reputation throughout the Upper South. According to legend, the spring's color changed to cerulean by the New Madrid earthquake of 1811.[4]

Schools[edit]

Most students in Cerulean attend Trigg County Public Schools in Cadiz. Those who live within the Christian County Borders attend Christian County Public Schools in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 42.
  2. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2007-12-30.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). "Kentucky Place Names". University Press of Kentucky. p. 55. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 

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