Asphalt, Kentucky

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Asphalt, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Asphalt is located in Kentucky
Asphalt
Asphalt
Asphalt is located in the US
Asphalt
Asphalt
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°11′27″N 86°21′0″W / 37.19083°N 86.35000°W / 37.19083; -86.35000Coordinates: 37°11′27″N 86°21′0″W / 37.19083°N 86.35000°W / 37.19083; -86.35000
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Edmonson
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 507422[1]

Asphalt is an unincorporated community located in Edmonson County, Kentucky, United States.

Geography[edit]

Asphalt is located west of Brownsville and it is served by Kentucky Route 655 (Segal Road) off of KY 70. It is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southwest of KY 655's intersection with State Highway 70 at Windyville.

Sites of interest[edit]

Churches[edit]

Asphalt is the home to the Asphalt Church of Christ (formerly New Liberty Church), one of Edmonson County's several places of worship. Their Gospel Meetings, or revivals, are usually held in mid-June.

In the week of June 7–10, 2015, the Asphalt Church celebrated their 140th anniversary, meaning that the church was believed to be established in 1875. According to the previous week's edition of the Edmonson News and the congregational members of the church, the church at its original location was burned down sometime in 1951 due to a faulty wiring. The church received its current name after being rebuilt at its current location in 1952.[2] The church originally stood at the current location of the New Liberty Cemetery. In spite of the church's name change, Edmonson County road maps dating from the 1940s to 1977 still list it as the New Liberty Church.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Students in Asphalt attend Edmonson County Schools, including the Edmonson County High School, in Brownsville. At one time Asphalt was served by their own school until the 1959-60 merger of all of Edmonson County's high schools in other communities.

Postal service[edit]

Asphalt does not currently have a post office, so 42210, Brownsville's zip code is used. The Asphalt post office originally operated until its 1958 closing.[5]

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