Barefoot, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Barefoot is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Barefoot is located in the US
Barefoot (the US)
Coordinates: 38°25′25″N 84°7′1″W / 38.42361°N 84.11694°W / 38.42361; -84.11694Coordinates: 38°25′25″N 84°7′1″W / 38.42361°N 84.11694°W / 38.42361; -84.11694
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Nicholas
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 507452[1]

Barefoot is an unincorporated community located in Nicholas County, Kentucky, United States.

A post office called Barefoot was established in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1936.[2] The origin of the name "Barefoot" is obscure.[3] Barefoot has been noted for its unusual place name.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Barefoot, Kentucky
  2. ^ "Nicholas County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 141. 
  4. ^ LIFE. 31 January 1944. p. 57. ISSN 0024-3019.