Egypt, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Egypt is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°18′47″N 83°53′46″W / 37.31306°N 83.89611°W / 37.31306; -83.89611Coordinates: 37°18′47″N 83°53′46″W / 37.31306°N 83.89611°W / 37.31306; -83.89611
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jackson
Elevation 1,135 ft (346 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID [1]

Egypt is an unincorporated community located in Jackson County, Kentucky, United States. Their post office [2] has been closed.

A post office was established in the community in 1876, and was given the name Egypt by the newly transplanted Amyx family who felt homesick in the rural backwater, as if they had been exiled to Egypt.[3]