Adolphus, Kentucky

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Adolphus, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Post office in Adolphus, Kentucky
Post office in Adolphus, Kentucky
Adolphus, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Adolphus, Kentucky
Adolphus, Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°39′6″N 86°15′41″W / 36.65167°N 86.26139°W / 36.65167; -86.26139Coordinates: 36°39′6″N 86°15′41″W / 36.65167°N 86.26139°W / 36.65167; -86.26139
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Allen
Elevation 640 ft (200 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 42120
Area code(s) 270
GNIS feature ID 485782[1]

Adolphus is an unincorporated community in southern Allen County, Kentucky, United States. The community is due south of Scottsville. The community is primarily a rural area on farmland.


A post office called Adolphus has been in operation since 1888.[2] The community has the name of Adolphus Alexander, a railroad attorney.[3]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Adolphus has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ "Adolphus". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Allen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (28 August 2013). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 37. ISBN 0-8131-4401-9. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Adolphus, Kentucky