Ezel, Kentucky

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Ezel
CDP
Ezel is located in Kentucky
Ezel
Ezel
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°53′28″N 83°26′40″W / 37.89111°N 83.44444°W / 37.89111; -83.44444Coordinates: 37°53′28″N 83°26′40″W / 37.89111°N 83.44444°W / 37.89111; -83.44444
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Morgan
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 235
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 512105

Ezel (also Ecell and Ezell) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Morgan County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 460, west of the city of West Liberty, the county seat of Morgan County.[1] Its elevation is 945 feet (288 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a small post office, with the ZIP code 41425.[3]

History[edit]

First incorporated in 1882, the town was given the name Ezel, for a rock in the Bible, by its first postmaster, Eli Pieratt, when the post office opened in 1875.[4][5] It is now home to Ezel Elementary School and the Blackwater Volunteer Fire Department.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 43.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ezel, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2008-01-03.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Ky Atlas & Gazetteer
  5. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). "Kentucky Place Names". University Press of Kentucky. p. 97. Retrieved 2013-04-28.