Fourmile, Kentucky

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Not to be confused with 4 Mile, a community in nearby Baxter, Kentucky.
Fourmile
Unincorporated community
Fourmile is located in Kentucky
Fourmile
Fourmile
Coordinates: 36°47′33″N 83°44′34″W / 36.79250°N 83.74278°W / 36.79250; -83.74278Coordinates: 36°47′33″N 83°44′34″W / 36.79250°N 83.74278°W / 36.79250; -83.74278
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Bell
Elevation 1,001 ft (305 m)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
ZIP code 40939

Fourmile is an unincorporated community located in Bell County, Kentucky.

Fourmile appears on the Pineville U.S. Geological Survey Map.[1]

Geography[edit]

Fourmile is located at 36°47′33″N 83°44′34″W / 36.79250°N 83.74278°W / 36.79250; -83.74278. Fourmile is along the Cumberland River.

History[edit]

A post office was established in the community in 1899. The origins of the name Fourmile are disputed: some hold it is because of hamlet's location four miles downriver from Pineville, while others believe it was named after the four-mile length of nearby Fourmile Creek.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fourmile Populated Place Profile / Bell County, Kentucky Data". KY HomeTownLocator. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 107. Retrieved 2013-04-28.