Beefhide, Kentucky

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Beefhide is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Beefhide is located in the United States
Beefhide (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°14′23″N 82°37′39″W / 37.23972°N 82.62750°W / 37.23972; -82.62750Coordinates: 37°14′23″N 82°37′39″W / 37.23972°N 82.62750°W / 37.23972; -82.62750
CountryUnited States
CountyLetcher and Pike
1,214 ft (370 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID507483[1]

Beefhide is an unincorporated community spanning across a county line between Letcher County and Pike County, Kentucky, United States.


A post office was established at Beefhide in 1901, and remained in operation until 1956.[2] The community takes its name from nearby Beefhide Creek.[3]


Beefhide is located along Beefhide Creek which runs east and north out of Letcher County, into Pike County. The post office location per GNIS (37°14′12″N 82°38′09″W / 37.2367436°N 82.6357730°W / 37.2367436; -82.6357730 (Beefhide Post Office (historical)))[2] is in Pike County, Kentucky and the populated place location per GNIS [4] is in both Letcher County and Pike County (37°14′23″N 82°37′39″W / 37.2398277°N 82.6273777°W / 37.2398277; -82.6273777 (Beefhide (map: Jenkins West)) and 37°14′29″N 82°37′19″W / 37.2414945°N 82.6218220°W / 37.2414945; -82.6218220 (Beefhide (map: Jenkins East))).[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beefhide, Kentucky
  2. ^ a b "Beefhide Post Office (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 12.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beefhide
  5. ^ topoquest map