Bugtussle, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
The old Bugtussle General Store
The old Bugtussle General Store
Bugtussle is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Bugtussle is located in the US
Bugtussle (the US)
Coordinates: 36°37′33″N 85°52′33″W / 36.62583°N 85.87583°W / 36.62583; -85.87583Coordinates: 36°37′33″N 85°52′33″W / 36.62583°N 85.87583°W / 36.62583; -85.87583
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Monroe
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 507615[1]

Bugtussle is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Kentucky, United States. It is located in the southern part of the county, immediately north of the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Kentucky Route 87 connects the community with Gamaliel to the northeast and Lafayette, Tennessee, to the southwest (the highway becomes Tennessee State Route 261 at the border).

Bugtussle was so named on account of doodlebugs being frequent there.[2] The community has been noted on lists of unusual place names.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bugtussle, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Charles (1984). Kentucky Place Names. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. p. 40. 
  3. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. pp. viii. 
  4. ^ Staten, Vince (18 December 2012). Kentucky Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7627-9270-2. 

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