Shoulderblade, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Shoulderblade is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°29′50″N 83°28′2″W / 37.49722°N 83.46722°W / 37.49722; -83.46722Coordinates: 37°29′50″N 83°28′2″W / 37.49722°N 83.46722°W / 37.49722; -83.46722
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Breathitt
Elevation 748 ft (228 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 515393[1]

Shoulderblade is an unincorporated community located in Breathitt County, Kentucky, United States.

It is reportedly named after a creek, a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. The creek was in turn named for a bone of very large animal once discovered on its banks.[2] The community is also referred to as Juan, named after the Battle of San Juan Hill.[3]