Elk Horn, Kentucky

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To be distinguished from Elkhorn City, Kentucky.
Elk Horn
Unincorporated community
Elk Horn is located in Kentucky
Elk Horn
Elk Horn
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°18′59″N 85°17′7″W / 37.31639°N 85.28528°W / 37.31639; -85.28528Coordinates: 37°18′59″N 85°17′7″W / 37.31639°N 85.28528°W / 37.31639; -85.28528
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Taylor
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 42733
GNIS feature ID 507921

Elk Horn is an unincorporated community in Taylor County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 76 southeast of the city of Campbellsville, the county seat of Taylor County.[1] Its elevation is 735 feet (224 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 42733.[3]

A post office in the community was established in 1876. The origins of the name Elk Horn are unclear: it may be named for a large collection of elk horns displayed at the local mill, or for a pair of antlers found in the area and thought to be unusual.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 42.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elk Horn, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2007-12-31.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 91. Retrieved 2013-04-28.